The Pregnancy Discrimination Act makes it illegal for employers or potential employers to discriminate against a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions. In general, employers must not treat pregnancy differently than any other temporary disability.
If you have experienced employment discrimination due to pregnancy, speak with a lawyer at Miller Cohen, PLC. We know federal and state discrimination and employment law. You can rely on our skill as negotiators and litigators as we pursue your case. For a free consultation with a Detroit pregnancy discrimination attorney, please call 313-566-4787, 800-221-6021 or contact us online.
You Cannot Be Fired Because You Are Pregnant
Common types of pregnancy discrimination may include:
- Not hiring a woman because of her pregnancy or because of the prejudices of customers and co-workers
- Not allowing a pregnant employee to continue working during her pregnancy
- Treating pregnancy differently in terms of health insurance and fringe benefits
- Failing to allow a pregnant woman to use Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time
- Refusing to allow a woman to return to work after using FMLA time
As with other employment discrimination cases, you should begin by reporting the discrimination to your employer, when possible. Then we recommend discussing your case with an attorney to learn your rights and options.
We can advise you throughout your employer's grievance process. It can be beneficial to have an attorney represent you at hearings with your employer and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), if your case proceeds to that stage. We can also take the case to federal court if it progresses that far.
Contact A Michigan Employment Discrimination Lawyer
For a free consultation, please call 313-566-4787, 800-221-6021 or contact us online.