What is Family Responsibility Discrimination?
The federal Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prohibits punishing or firing employees for taking leave to care for a sick family member, and discrimination against female workers for taking maternity leave. While most victims of this kind of action are women, men can also suffer discrimination for upholding their family responsibility.
The Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, law offices of Samuel J. Cordes & Associates provide aggressive and successful representation to employees in pregnancy discrimination and other related FMLA lawsuits. Contact our employment discrimination law firm if you face harassment or discrimination in the workplace for family needs.
Examples of Family Responsibility Discrimination
Our employee rights attorneys aggressively pursue legal action on behalf of workers against their employer in cases involving:
- Mothers taking extra leave because of a doctor-ordered bed rest early in their pregnancy
- Female employees fired or laid off for requesting extended leave due to a C-section or child birth complications
- Women passed over for promotion due to a pregnancy or because they take regular leave to attend to their children
- Fathers who take paternity leave following the birth of a child or to serve as a primary care-giver
- Employers denying leave to workers to attend to family activities
- An employer who docks employee paychecks for taking family leave
- An employer forces a parent out of a job and replaces them with a childless worker
Our attorneys know employment law and know how to successfully address less obvious forms of family responsibility discrimination: parents forced into less desirable job assignments or difficult schedules, denied training, or given negative performance evaluations because of family obligations. We also handle cases for women who experience pregnancy discrimination for in applying for a job.
If you have experienced discrimination by an employer due to family responsibilities, contact Samuel J. Cordes for a confidential consultation to discus the details of your claim.