Pregnancy discrimination cases are on the rise partly because the laws protecting working women from this common form of sex discrimination have never been stronger. Learn the basics and how to protect yourself.
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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.
I mentioned in a video here last week that if you work for any employer in New York City and you’re pregnant, you’re entitled to flexibility throughout your pregnancy and even after your pregnancy, when you return, in terms of lactation issues, because New York City has the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. Again, the most […]
If you’re a pregnant employee working for any company in the United States with at least 15 employees, you’re entitled to maternity leave. You’re entitled to a reasonable period of time after your baby is born to recover from childbirth and get back to work. It doesn’t matter if you’re not eligible for a Family […]