Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers in Pittsburgh

The law says is that you can't discriminate because of sex and it defines sex as pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions. Under FMLA, the law says that you're allowed up to 12 weeks a year to care for yourself, a sick child, a sick spouse or a sick parent.

A lot of employers have a problem with the inconvenience that causes the workplace. I had a case where this mother who was a very good employ who was fired on two day's notice because she had the baby a couple of weeks early, so she was off a few weeks more than she had planned to be. Two or three weeks into her maternity leave, they said you've got to be back to work the day after tomorrow or you're terminated. She called her doctor who said she was not released to return to work and told her they could not make her return.

Her boss took a position that it was peculiar and odd that someone would not be back to work after a c-section within three or four weeks. At the end of the day, she was fired really because she couldn't come back on two day's notice. Companies have to have personal responsibility. They have to take responsibility for what their actions cause. In this case the jury punished the employer for not following the law and the employee was able to return to her job.

If you think you have been discriminated against because you are pregnant or because you have had a child, contact the experienced pregnancy discrimination attorneys today at Samuel J. Cordes & Associates.

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