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Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer

Aggressive Representation for Pregnant Women in Philadelphia & New Jersey

Pregnancy discrimination occurs when an employer treats a pregnant woman unfavorably due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act covers both employees and job applicants. If you have been treated unfavorably as a result of your pregnancy, call Zeff Law Firm. Our pregnancy discrimination attorneys in Philadelphia and New Jersey understand that you depend on your job and work to protect the rights of every client.

Is your employer discriminating against you because you are pregnant? Call (800) 256-5236 to schedule a consultation.

Laws Protecting Pregnant Women from Discrimination

There are a few laws that apply to pregnant women in the workplace, including the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is contained within Title VII, making it unlawful to discriminate against an employee because she is pregnant. It also covers situations associated with the pregnancy.

The law prohibits employers from discriminating against a woman who:

  • Is pregnant
  • Has a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth
  • Plans to become pregnant
  • Takes time from work for in vitro fertilization
  • Had an abortion

In addition to prohibiting discrimination, the law requires that employers provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees the same as they would for any injured or disabled employee. This includes providing modification of job assignments, light duty, or disability leave for pregnant employees.

Healthcare & Leave

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act forbids discrimination in any aspect of employment including pay, job assignments, leave, and healthcare. This means that a company’s healthcare plan may not exclude certain benefits that apply only to women, such as maternity coverage or coverage for conditions or complications related to pregnancy. Additionally, pregnant women have the same rights to leave and FMLA time as any other employee.

If your employer fails to comply with the law, call (800) 256-5236 to learn about your legal rights.