Pregnancy discrimination, in one form or another, was once fairly commonplace in the United States. Society as a whole once believed that a woman in such a “delicate” state could not possibly work until well after she had given birth. Fortunately, the myths and misconceptions about pregnancy no longer exist, at least not on a […]
Every day presents different employment law issues, including pregnancy discrimination in the workplace. Today, a woman came to my office. She had worked for a call center for a short period of time. When she was hired, she was newly pregnant, and didn’t disclose it because she wasn’t showing and feared nobody would hire her. Three months […]
An interesting issue came up today. A potential client sent me the following email: “I had my job threatened on several occasions, I have had raises held back due to taking leave for having a baby. I was threatened to be fired if I got pregnant (which I was pregnant at the time and had to take […]
While pregnancy is typically a joyous time of great anticipation, for many women, it can also bring unfair discrimination in the workplace. Adverse employment actions taken simply because you are pregnant should not be taken lightly, federal and state laws afford expectant mothers a significant amount of protection with which you should become familiar. Federal […]
Employment Discrimination: Who Is Liable? from Richard Celler There are a number of federal laws that prohibit various forms of employment discrimination. Many states, including Florida, have also passed anti-discrimination legislation. Learn more about it in this presentation.
Women have long wrestled with the issue of pregnancy and work. When all goes perfectly, most women are able to work right up to the birth of a child without altering their workplace duties; however, in some cases an expectant mother is placed on restrictions to protect the health of the mother and/or the unborn […]
For women in the workplace one of the most difficult tasks is juggling career and motherhood. The difficulty actually begins as soon as a women finds out she is expecting a baby. Historically, employers would terminate a pregnant employee, refuse to hire a women who was pregnant, and/or replace a women who took time off […]