examples of pregnancy discrimination in the workplace

Top 8 Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace

The 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) protects women from being fired or discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions at workplaces with 15 or more employees. Although the PDA has been a federal law for nearly 40 years, discrimination against pregnant women continues to be an issue in the workplace. […]

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Top 10 FAQs About Pregnancy Discrimination

Do you feel as though you may not have received a job promotion because you were pregnant? Or were pressured into taking early leave? Or even fired? The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 prohibits discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Here are answers to 10 frequently asked questions that […]

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Is Pregnancy Considered a Disability at Work?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was designed to ensure people with qualifying disabilities weren’t discriminated against based on their disability. It covers discrimination in employment, transportation, public accommodation, communications, and governmental activities. But is pregnancy considered a disability and are women protected under the ADA? Are you being discriminated against for being pregnant at […]

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Will Uber Ever Get Over the Sexual Harassment Issues?

Have you ever taken an Uber? For some, it’s allegedly been more of a ride than they bargained for. The convenient ride-share service is under scrutiny again. Most recently (at least at the time of this writing) Uber has banned a driver who made comments that “his dream is to have some drunk chick by […]

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The Hard Lesson Brown & Brown Learned about Pregnancy Discrimination

Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), “an employer cannot refuse to hire a woman because of her pregnancy-related condition as long as she is able to perform the primary functions of her job.” Women who are let go or not hired because they are or may become pregnant may lose not only valuable income but […]

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Fired for Being Pregnant? What You Have to Prove

Pregnancy is a joyous event. However, it’s not without its stresses. One stress you shouldn’t have to worry about is losing your job. It’s against the law to be treated differently than other non-pregnant employees at work because you are pregnant. As long as you are capable of doing your job, you must be allowed […]

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5 Reasons You Were Fired for Your Age

Forty is the new 30, right? Not when it comes to hiring and firing. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal to fire or refuse to hire anyone 40 and over. Think it can’t happen to you or it’s something that only happens to people who are 65 and up? According to […]

Will Sexual Orientation Bias Be Banned?

Will Sexual Orientation Bias Be Banned?

Does Title VII of the Civil Rights Act protect people who identify as gay, bisexual, or transgendered? That is the debate going on in Chicago right now. Several Seventh Circuit judges spoke out about the possibility that they could be ready to make their court the first in the nation to ban sexual orientation bias. […]

3 Things You Need to Prove Your Employment Discrimination Case

3 Things You Need to Prove Your Employment Discrimination Case

Sadly, employment discrimination is all too common. In our years of experience, we have seen plenty of hardworking people get mistreated by employers they trusted. If that is happening to you, it’s important to know what you need to prove your case. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Courts won’t just take your […]

Employment Discrimination: Are You Part of a Protected Group?

Employment Discrimination: Are You Part of a Protected Group?

We hear it all the time. Employees being let go from their jobs and they don’t believe they have any recourse. It’s Florida. My boss said he could fire anyone he wanted to for any reason. They feel so helpless and discouraged. However, there are options for some people. In some cases, the law recognizes […]

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