Effective Solutions to Fight Pregnancy Discrimination in New York City
Both federal and state laws, such as the New York Pregnancy Discrimination Act, prohibit discrimination against pregnant women. Unfortunately, discrimination still occurs in all types of workplaces and professions. If you feel that you have been harassed, discriminated against, or passed over for a job or promotion due to being pregnant, it is important to seek experienced legal advice as soon as possible.
At the law firm of Taubman, Kimelman & Soroka, LLP, our New York City pregnancy discrimination in the workplace attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of pregnant employees. We will put our experience to work for you to help stop harassment and discrimination and get you the relief you deserve. Contact us today and schedule a free initial consultation to learn more about how we can help you.
What Discrimination Due to Being Pregnant Looks Like
Discrimination and harassment based on pregnancy can take both overt and more subtle forms. You may have been the victim of pregnancy discrimination if you have experienced:
Being turned down for a job that you were well qualified for
- Being passed over for a promotion despite workplace performance
- Being denied reasonable accommodations to carry out your job duties while pregnant
- Experiencing wrongful termination after becoming pregnant
- Experiencing sexual harassment as the result of being pregnant
- Experiencing a hostile work environment as the result of being pregnant
Another common form of discrimination that pregnant women face is being denied maternity leave that is required under the law. The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for 12 weeks worth of leave time for women who have worked for at least a year in a company with 50 or more employees. Our New York employment law attorneys will thoroughly review your case to determine whether you have a claim for pregnancy discrimination.
Turn to Experienced Lawyers to get the Compensation You Deserve
If you have encountered workplace harassment or discrimination based on your pregnancy or have otherwise been the victim of sexism or gender discrimination, speak with us. Contact our New York pregnancy discrimination lawyers online or call 212-227-8140 for a free initial consultation to discuss your situation. We are here to help people throughout New York, including Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Long Island and Westchester