Your pregnancy should be one of the most wonderful times of your life as you anxiously await your new arrival. The last thing you should have to expect is losing your job because you are expecting. Unfortunately, it happens all too often in Ohio and throughout the nation.
At the law firm of JKFM in Cleveland, we are strong advocates for employees, fighting employers who engage in illegal practices such as pregnancy and gender discrimination. Our attorneys have a track record of success in this complex area of the law and look forward to helping you determine your legal options.
Your Rights Under The Pregnancy Discrimination Act
This 1978 amendment to the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. This includes making decisions about promotions, job offers and termination based on a woman being pregnant or the anticipation that she may soon become pregnant. For example, an employer cannot ask a woman during a job interview if she plans on being pregnant in the near future, because that information could be used to influence the hiring decision.
Your Rights Under The Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
FMLA affords employees the right to take family leave for pregnancy or other family medical reason. Upon your return from leave, your employer must continue to offer your employment.
Bringing Clarity To A Complex Area Of Employment Law
Pregnancy discrimination cases can be difficult to prove, and it is an area where numerous employment and civil rights laws intersect. You can turn to our experienced lawyers to explain your rights and pursue them to the fullest extent of the law. Contact us today for a free consultation.