Whether you are pregnant or have recently given birth, adding a new member to your family should be one of the happiest times of your life. Unfortunately, many employers do not share this enthusiasm, and they instead view pregnancy as an obstacle or burden to their ability to conduct business.
Employers may discriminate against or harass new or expectant mothers. In the worst cases, employers may even take action against them when they request or take maternity leave as permitted by the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
If you are a victim of harassment or discrimination as a result of your pregnancy, it is important to know that you have options. State and federal laws prohibit this type of conduct and protect women who are pregnant or have just had a baby.
Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination
At the Law Offices of Kell A. Simon, I fight for my clients and stand up against pregnancy discrimination throughout Texas. I have over 20 years of experience defending workers who have been wronged by their employers.
I can provide you with the trusted advice and assertive advocacy that you need when you find yourself the victim of pregnancy discrimination. This includes situations where:
- You have been treated differently from other employees due to your pregnancy.
- You were denied a job due to your pregnancy.
- You were passed over for a promotion because of your pregnancy.
- You have been demoted or reassigned due to the fact that you were pregnant.
- Your employment was terminated on the grounds that you were expecting or just had a baby.
I conduct thorough investigations and build powerful case strategies that show you were treated differently from employees in similar situations and that the basis for this treatment was your pregnancy. I then stand up to employers and put you on even footing with the massive legal teams they assemble.
Put A Legal Ally On Your Side
You should seek a lawyer’s help as soon as possible after a possible incident of discrimination. Please contact my firm online, or call me at 512-898-9019 to arrange a free case review. I have offices in Austin, Houston and Dallas.