Chicago Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer
Fighting Against Discrimination in the Workplace
Pregnancy discrimination occurs when a woman experiences any form of negative
treatment due to pregnancy, childbirth, and/or a medical condition related
to either pregnancy or childbirth. It is unlawful for employers to discriminate
on the basis of pregnancy in any work situation, including a temporary
disability which may arise during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth.
In these situations, the female employee should be treated just like another
temporarily disabled employee. In other words, your employer is required
to work with you and allow you to perform modified job duties. If you
have suffered this type of discrimination you may have grounds for a claim.
The negative treatment can include a host of adverse employment actions
in connection with:
- Job assignments
Why Hire an Employment Lawyer?
A Chicago employment law attorney from The Prinz Law Firm can guide you
throughout the lawsuit process and ensure that you have grounds for a
claim. We truly care about your rights as an employee and work to see
that they are not being violated.
There are many different rights and benefits you may not even be aware
of, if your employer has not done the right thing and alerted you. Regarding
benefits such as leave and/or health insurance, a pregnant woman must
be treated the same as other employees requesting leave or applying for
Whatever an employer does to accommodate a temporarily disabled employee,
it must do the same for an employee who is temporarily unable to perform
her job because of pregnancy or childbirth. For example, if modification
or an alternative work assignment does not suffice, the employer may need
to allow the employee to take disability leave or unpaid leave.
If you are pregnant and believe you are experiencing discrimination at
work as a result, you should
contact our firm today at 312.212.4450 to schedule a
free case consultation.