Has Your Employer Made Your Pregnancy A Liability?
State and federal laws prohibit discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace. If you suspect that your employer has acted against your best interests because you are expecting a child, the skilled employment lawyer who believes in your rights — and will protect them to the best of his ability, in court if necessary — is Lawrence N. Lavigne, Esq., L.L.C., in Union County.
Lawrence N. Lavigne has aggressively, successfully served a broad range of employment law clients in New Jersey for more than 30 years. He will use his proven legal skills and keen client commitment to put the law on your side when your pregnancy becomes an issue at your job.
What Does Pregnancy Discrimination Look Like?
Pregnancy discrimination on the job can occur during your pregnancy or after childbirth, or can be related to medical conditions during your pregnancy or delivery. Employers everywhere are forbidden to mistreat an employee based on any of these factors. It is also illegal to inquire as to whether a female employee is pregnant or intends to be.
Examples of pregnancy-related workplace discrimination include:
- Refusal to hire due to pregnancy
- Refusal to promote or demoting a pregnant woman due to her pregnancy
Don’t put up with verbal abuse on a daily basis while you attempt to do the job you were hired to do. Contact Lawrence N. Lavigne, Esq., L.L.C., in Union to discuss your side of the story in an informative, confidential initial consultation. Se habla español.
Accomodation Matters Too
In New Jersey, the laws protecting pregnant women go a step further. In addition to not discriminating against you due to your pregnancy, employers must provide you with reasonable accommodations during pregnancy, including:
- Increased breaks for bathroom use, to drink water and to rest
- Assistance with manual labor tasks, which may include restructuring your duties or temporarily transferring you to safer, less strenuous work
You also cannot be penalized for using or requesting an accommodation. An employer’s failure to accommodate your request is considered, by law, to be an act of discrimination.
Contact Our Firm For A Free Consultation
Lawrence N. Lavigne can push hard to win the compensation and perhaps even punitive damages you deserve for having suffered on-the-job discrimination related to your pregnancy. Contact our skilled pregnancy discrimination attorney at this toll-free number to arrange your free consultation: 908-349-1066. We will respond promptly to your email message. Se habla español.