Pregnancy Discrimination Act Lawyers
What Is the Pregnancy Discrimination Act?
Employers with 15 or more individuals are subject to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. In addition, the act provides protection for women who are pregnant from any type of discrimination. In addition, Title VII applies to state and local governments and labor organizations.
What about Customer Preference?
An employer may not discriminate against pregnant women based on customer preference. Customers that wish to have pregnant women terminated because of their abilities don’t have any authority to exert influence over employers.
What Steps Should I Take?
A pregnant employee that has been discriminated against have several options available. These include:
- Filing a charge of discrimination with the EEOC
- Charges should be filed within 180 days of the alleged discrimination
- In addition, the EEOC has a toll free hotline at 1-800-669-4000 that allows individuals that don’t have an EEOC office nearby to request assistance
Should I Consult an Attorney?
An experienced attorney in employment discrimination can be extremely valuable in assisting any female employee in pregnancy discrimination issues. The filing of a complaint and gathering of relevant evidence requires an attorney with experience. In addition, an experienced attorney can help to guide employees in any settlement arrangements.
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Last Modified: 01-07-2014 10:18 AM PST
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