By law, discrimination based on one’s pregnancy is illegal, just as discrimination based on one’s age, race, gender, religion, or other personal characteristics is illegal. This means you have the right to file a lawsuit if you have suffered pregnancy discrimination. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 provides legal protections for pregnant employees. If you have experienced harassment or negative employment actions simply because you are pregnant, our firm can help you seek justice.
If you have been a victim of pregnancy discrimination at work, you should:
- Write down everything you can remember about the incident
- Notify your employer
- Gather evidence such as employment records, witness statements, and other documentation
- Obtain knowledgeable legal counsel
- File a claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
Discrimination can take many forms. You may be harassed by your employer or other employees, or you may suffer negative employment actions such as being demoted, passed up for a promotion, or fired. If you have suffered pregnancy discrimination, you must act quickly to file a claim and gather evidence to build your case.
Diligent Representation for Victims of Pregnancy Discrimination
Since 1994, Shellist Lazarz Slobin LLP has represented hundreds of employees, employers, and executives in a variety of employment law matters. Pregnancy discrimination can be hard to prove. Our team of Houston employment law attorneys can investigate the situation, listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and tenaciously represent you from start to finish as you pursue justice.
Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.