Women who are pregnant have certain rights in the workplace. While, to some extent, pregnancy may impair one’s ability to do the job they did prior to becoming pregnant and will likely result in the need to take leave at some point, discriminating against a pregnant person is illegal. If you have been impacted by pregnancy discrimination, you have certain rights. At the office of Coffman Legal, LLC, our Cleveland pregnancy discrimination attorneys can help you. Call us today for your free consultation.
Discriminating against a person because they are pregnant can take many forms in the workplace, and is illegal. A person may be discriminated against based on their pregnancy status in the following ways:
If you have been discriminated against as a pregnant person, you may not be fully aware of your rights or whether or not your rights have even been breached. What’s more, you may not know what options you have moving forward or whether or not there are any remedies available. When a person is adversely impacted as a result of discrimination based on pregnancy, they have a right to file a complaint and seek damages. Damages might be economic in nature, which means that they are designed to compensate an employee for actual economic losses — such as back pay for wages lost. They may also be remedial in nature — for example, restoring an employee to the job they had before they were retaliated against. Finally, they might be noneconomic, which means that damages are intended to compensate an employee for the emotional distress they’ve experienced as a result of discrimination.
If you have been discriminated against for being pregnant, our experienced Cleveland pregnancy discrimination attorneys at the office of Coffman Legal, LLC can help. Call our legal team directly today for your free consultation. We have years of experience and always put our clients’ best interests first.