Some examples of pregnancy discrimination are:
- Your boss transfers, demotes, harasses, or fires you after he or she finds out you are pregnant;
- You are denied the same health insurance coverage or other benefits that are available to employees who are not pregnant;
- The Company where you work notifies you, upon learning of your pregnancy, that it is their “policy” to require all pregnant employees to immediately “take a leave of absence” and stop working, even though you are capable of performing your job;
- At a job interview, a potential employer asks you if you are pregnant, or plan to have children, and you are not hired for the job based upon you disclosing your pregnancy/child bearing plans.
If you have any questions about your rights or think you may have been subjected to discrimination because of your pregnancy or a related condition, contact us the Shavitz Law Group about your specific situation.