Experienced Advocacy To Address Pregnancy Discrimination
Whether you are currently expecting a child, have recently given birth, or are experiencing a pregnancy-related medical condition, you may face pregnancy discrimination at work. State and federal laws prohibit employers from treating pregnant workers differently from other similarly qualified applicants or workers based upon pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
Many women are aware that the Family and Medical Leave Act allows eligible women to take a leave of absence related to prenatal care, childbirth and other pregnancy-related conditions. However, pregnancy discrimination applies to a range of other issues that some unscrupulous bosses may unlawfully engage in after learning a job applicant or employee is pregnant. At Ward & Glass, L.L.P., in Norman, our experienced trial lawyers have the skills to uncover the facts and fight back against gender discrimination.
Protections Against Discrimination To Hiring Decisions And Working Conditions
State and federal antidiscrimination laws apply at all stages of the employment process. For instance, it is unlawful for an employer to refuse to hire a qualified woman solely due to pregnancy. During the employment relationship, the law prohibits employers from discriminating against pregnant women in a wide range of terms and conditions of the employment relationship, including:
- Rate of pay
- Perks and fringe benefits
- Assigning job duties
Call To Learn Your Legal Options
Our trial attorneys are highly skilled at correcting the wrongs imposed in workplace discrimination cases. We draw on our expansive knowledge of employment law to help you seek justice for discriminatory behavior. To learn about your rights, call 405-360-9700, or use our online contact form to request a free consultation. We represent clients throughout the greater Oklahoma City area and across the state.