Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer Serving San Antonio
The law mandates that an employer cannot refuse to hire a woman simply because she is pregnant. Discrimination laws require employers to treat female employees who are pregnant the same as other employees. This not only includes current employees, but it also includes job applicants.
Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace can take many forms. For example, employers can discriminate in hiring, termination, promotion, demotion, pay reduction, training, and in the modification of other terms and conditions of employment.
Our pregnancy discrimination lawyers are trained to spot discrimination in the workplace. Contact our employment attorneys today if you have been discriminated against in the workplace.
Understanding Maternity and Paternity LeaveThe Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) mandates that certain employees must allow employs up to 12 weeks of unpaid maternity or paternity leave. This rule, however, is a minimum, and many employers provide better results. An employer must hold a job open for a pregnancy-related absence for the same period of time that the job would be held open for employees with other types of sick or disability leave.
The new healthcare reform provides that nursing mothers have additional rights to take short breaks throughout the day. Additionally, employers must provide an appropriate space for mothers who are expressing milk.
Contact our employment lawyers today if you have been denied leave or have been discriminated against for taking maternity or paternity leave.