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Filing a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim with the EEOC

As an American employee, you have the right to work in an environment free from all types of discrimination. This includes pregnancy discrimination, which is any form of discrimination based on an individual’s pregnancy, recent childbirth, breastfeeding, or plan to have a child. When an individual faces pregnancy discrimination, she may file a discrimination claim...

Maternity Leave Benefits and Not Returning to Work

In the United States, employers are not required to provide paid maternity leave for their employees. However, many choose to offer this as a perk. The money paid to a new mother while she is out of work on maternity leave is meant to help her cover her living expenses and the expenses that come...

Determine If You Have the Right to Maternity Leave, No Matter What your Employer Says

Currently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has lawsuit pending against Dash Dreams Plant, Inc., for its alleged discrimination against pregnant employees. According to the case, Dash Dreams, a wholesale orchid grower and distributor based in Dos Palos, California, told its female employees not to become pregnant while they work for the company. The company’s...

Starting a Family and Working – It Can Be Done!

For women and couples who are hoping to have children and start a family, how their employer might react to the decision could be intimidating. In fact, men and women alike may have fears about unpaid leave, or even termination, as a result of their decision to have children. The following considers labor laws regarding...

Is Pregnancy Going to Impact my Career Trajectory?

Having a baby can be a time of joy, stress, or confusion—often a jumble of all three.  Each of these feelings is a natural part of any life-changing event.  What is not natural or acceptable is when an employer imposes discriminatory pressures and actions to complicate this time in your life. Legally speaking, there is...

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