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.
I’m pregnant, due in May and incredibly anxious about giving birth in a NYC hospital during this coronavirus crisis. I’m having a hard time concentrating at work and my boss is harassing me. Do I have any recourse? Jack Tuckner and Deborah O’Rell answer this and other questions concerning your rights as a pregnant employee.
Hi, my name is Debrah O’Rell with Tuckner Sipser, an employment discrimination law firm. Today’s question is, Can I be Fired if I Make A Complaint to HR? And that answer depends on what you complained about. If you complained to HR about a coworker’s smelly lunch, or a manager who’s not distributing work fairly […]
Workers in New York are protected under existing and new federal laws, as well as state laws. In addition to federal and state laws, employees who work in New York City are also entitled to protections under various NYC laws. The following sections discuss the applicability of these laws. Am I Entitled to Paid Leave […]
If you’re pregnant and work in NY–the epicenter of the outbreak–and you’re still required to report to the workplace, either because you’re an “essential” employee, or because you’re one of the 25% of employees required to report to work during the mandatory closure of businesses, you are entitled to a “reasonable accommodation” of your pregnancy, […]