Recent EEOC Case Regarding Pregnancy Discrimination
In a press release issued this week, a case was filed through the EEOC against 40 Steak & Seafood for pregnancy discrimination. A server at the steakhouse was fired soon after she informed her employer that she was pregnant. In the aftermath, her boss was telling other employees that she no longer worked there because she was pregnant. Not only was this a case of blatant discrimination, the employer did not even try to cover his own tracks.
These types of scenarios violate the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which is part of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act applies to all employers with 15 employees or more, including federal, state, local or private employers. You have rights as a pregnant woman and your case is worthy of strong representation from a federal employment attorney at John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorney at Law. We know the law and we can help protect your rights and give you a voice against discriminating employers.
Pregnancy and Your Rights
When you are pregnant, you have the right to be treated just as any other employee with similar limitations or abilities, including:
- Time off for doctor appointments
- Modified work duty or job assignment
- Paid or unpaid leave
- Allowance to continue to work for as long as you are able
- Return to work after allotted time off
- Hold your position open for the same length of time as any other medical leave
It is illegal for your employer to treat you differently if you are pregnant. Likewise, it is illegal for an employer to deny hiring or to fire an employee for being pregnant. Facing discriminating employers can be intimidating, but do not let that deter you from pursuing what you deserve.
Federal Employment Lawyers in D.C.
Pregnancy discrimination is against the law and should be treated as such. If you are pregnant and have been treated adversely or fired due to your pregnancy, you deserve to be heard. Our D.C. federal employment attorneys understand the intricacies of federal law and discrimination and we can help you with your case. The complicated and often frustrating process of filing a complaint can put undue stress on you and your unborn baby, don’t face it alone.
If you are experiencing pregnancy discrimination, contact our federal employment attorneys today at (877) 771-2231.