Workplace is far more common than you might think. The problem is that most people who are subjected to discrimination either don’t realize that they’ve been discriminated against or they simply minimize its effects. Don’t let that happen to you. If you’ve been harmed by workplace discrimination, then you should fully consider taking legal action to protect your employee rights and ensure that you’re given the fair shot that you deserve.
A quick look at pregnancy discrimination
Being an expecting mother is a job unto itself. In far too many instances, employers negatively react to workers who are expecting mothers. They might be concerned that a pregnant woman might not have the energy to perform certain job duties or that she’ll take too much time off to be with her children. This can result in a pregnant woman being looked over in the hiring process, passed over for a promotion, or even reassigned to a less favorable position. This can result in very real harm to women who have worked hard to get where they are.
You have legal protections
Federal law protects women like you from pregnancy discrimination. Under that law, employers cannot make negative employment decisions simply because you are pregnant. Of course, your employer probably isn’t going to come out and say that your pregnancy is the reason why the action was taken, which highlights the importance of documenting everything, taking notes, and securing the contact information and accounts of witnesses. It’s also worth noting here that, as a pregnant woman, you are to be treated like other workers and receive reasonable accommodations if they are necessary to help you perform our job.
Stand up for your employee rights
We see individuals harmed by workplace discrimination all the time. It hurts their careers, their financial wellbeing, and their families. This is unacceptable, which is why it’s in your interests to take legal action to put a stop to discriminatory behavior and recoup what has been wrongly taken from you. If you’d like assistance in doing that, then now may be the time to discuss your circumstance with an attorney who has a track record of success in this area of the law.