Your Rights as a Pregnant Employee During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Pregnant employees face a unique set of pregnancy-related stressors as they anticipate giving birth. Many pregnant women understandably experience anxiety regarding job security. Despite federal, state and local governments passing laws that protect pregnant employees, we still have a long way to go before pregnant employees feel entirely safe and empowered in the workplace.

Eight Laws That Protect Women in the Workplace

Despite making numerous gains in the last 30 years, women still face significant challenges in the workplace. Here are eight laws that protect women in the workplace.

Civil Rights Law Protects Gay and Transgender Workers: Supreme Court

US Supreme Court has ruled that federal sex discrimination protections extend to gay and transgender workers, making it clear that employees cannot be fired under federal law simply because of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

“What I’ve Learned From My Pregnancy Discrimination Experience” – by Chelsey Glasson

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.

Can I Refuse to Travel if I’m Pregnant?

If you’re pregnant, business travel can be difficult, especially if you’re having complications. What are your legal rights and what conversation should you have with your boss?

Can I be fired for reporting sexual harassment?

You cannot be fired FOR reporting sexual harassment, as that’s illegal retaliation, because the sexual harassment reporting itself is protected activity under United States and your state’s civil rights laws.