Long Island Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys
Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys Representing Long Island, NY Employees
Pregnancy discrimination should not occur in any Long Island workplace, from discriminatory practices in hiring to pregnancy discrimination in decisions about promoting and terminating employees.
At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., we know how devastating it can be for an employee to be subject to pregnancy discrimination at work, and we strive to hold employers and workplaces accountable for discrimination against employees on the basis of pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition. Do not hesitate to get in touch with one of the experienced Long Island pregnancy discrimination lawyers at our firm if you need assistance filing a claim.
Federal and State Laws Prohibit Long Island Pregnancy Discrimination
Long Island employees are protected against pregnancy discrimination in the workplace under federal and state law. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) prohibits discrimination against an employee “based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, such as leave and health insurance, and any other term or condition of employment.” The PDA became federal law in 1978 and amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It protects employees who are pregnant or who have a pregnancy-related condition, such as:
- Employee is pregnant;
- Employee has pregnancy-related medication conditions; or
- Employee has medical conditions related to childbirth.
In situations where an employee has a temporary disability due to pregnancy or a pregnancy-related medical condition, the employee also may have protections against discrimination under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In addition to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and possible protections under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Long Island employees also may have a federal right to 12 weeks of job-protected, unpaid leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
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At Ricotta & Marks, P.C., employment law is our sole focus. We have represented teachers facing a broad spectrum of legal issues and we are committed to protecting teachers’ rights. To learn more, please do not hesitate to contact us and schedule a free initial and confidential consultation at our Queens or Long Island offices today.
Sometimes these “Jekyll and Hyde” switches occur because a superior learned something about a subordinate that then caused him or her to have a negative bias, like the employee was of a certain religion or sexual orientation. Sometimes the reason is more obvious, like a bias against people of a certain race, being male or female, a woman becoming pregnant or people with disabilities.
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