Representation For Pregnancy Discrimination Cases
Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, in Texas, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against someone who is pregnant. This includes actions such as harassment, demotion or termination of employment. Furthermore, employers cannot refuse to hire someone because the candidate is pregnant.
My name is Chukwudi “Chuck” Egbuonu, and if you believe that you have been a victim of discrimination while you, your spouse or a loved one was pregnant, you may have cause to file a case against your employer and hold them accountable. Contact my firm, Egbuonu Law, to discuss your case further with me, a Houston employment lawyer.
When Does Pregnancy Discrimination Occur?
An employer should not make up an excuse or fabricate a reason to prevent a pregnant woman from performing a job. Nor should they offer the role to someone else who has a similar skill set, education or limitations. Pregnant women have the same rights as other employees who may be experiencing a temporary disability. These rights include performing tasks that may be modified and being entitled to receive disability leave or leave without pay.
These are some examples of pregnancy discrimination:
- The employer refuses to hire a candidate because of pregnancy.
- Management refuses to grant a promotion because of pregnancy.
- A company denies benefits to the employee because of their pregnancy.
- The employer refuses to grant maternity leave or tries to limit leave time.
- The employee is terminated because of pregnancy.
Whatever the case may be, it is best that you seek legal advice from a Houston employment lawyer like me who can evaluate your case and provide you with perspective. Pregnancy discrimination can come in many forms, and there must be concrete evidence to support the assertion that the decisions were made based solely on pregnancy. Employers may seek many loopholes and reasons for firing employees. That is why it is so important that you have your case reviewed first by a qualified legal counselor.
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If you believe you have a claim for pregnancy discrimination, contact me by calling 713-966-6085. I am known for my relentless advocacy and my skills during negotiation in trial, and I have achieved countless successes across a wide range of legal matters, including employment law and discrimination claims.