If you are pregnant and suffering severe anxiety right now about giving birth during this coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis, your employer must take that into account and be flexible with you due to your current pregnancy-based limitations.
You’ll quickly learn in vetting attorneys that there are many different approaches to fighting pregnancy discrimination legally… I highly recommend checking out Jack Tuckner’s podcast for a more comprehensive overview of your options.
Your pregnancy-related severe anxiety regarding giving birth in a hospital during this escalating and unprecedented American coronavirus pandemic is covered by the law.
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) answered questions related to the intersection of COVID-19, pregnancy and the workplace, among other workplace questions.
Before fling your complaint in federal or state court—or with a federal administrative agency (EEOC)—or state workplace discrimination agency, make sure you’ve documented your pregnancy claims to your employer, and that you know what your goals are, as each filing choice will have consequences and may limit your negotiating flexibility.