Pregnancy Discrimination

NEW YORK PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION LAWYERS

Pregnancy Discrimination is illegal under Federal, State, and local NYC laws.  Employers are required to treat pregnant women the same as other employees.  Pregnant women are allowed to work as long as she can perform the job.  Pregnant women must be given the same modified tasks, alternative assignments, disability or unpaid leave provided to other employees.

Employers cannot:

  • Fire or demote you because you’re pregnant or planning to be pregnant
  • Slowly phase out your job duties as due date approaches
  • Threaten whether you will have the same job after maternity leave
  • Deny you time off for doctors appointments
  • Refuse reasonable work accommodations as required by your doctor

VIDEO FAQ’s: Am I a victim of Pregnancy Discrimination?

MATERNITY LEAVE NEW YORK

Pregnancy discrimination often times involves maternity leave.  Both New York and Federal Law authorize twelve (12) weeks per year of Leave with paid benefits for the birth of a child and to care for that child.

Under the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), any new parents have up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave within the first year after the child is born.   New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) provides an additional 10 weeks of partially paid job-protected parental leave.  Maternity Leave Rights and Paternity Laws.

RETURNING TO WORK AFTER PREGNANCY

Maternity leave is job-protected, meaning that employers must hold your position open during Leave.  In addition, employees have rights to lactation rooms to allow for new mothers to breastfeed.  If you have been treated unfairly at work because of your pregnancy, or are concerned about losing your job due to maternity leave, speak with a Pregnancy Discrimination attorney now.   

VIDEO FAQ’s: Lactation Rooms, Breastfeeding Rights

PROTECTING WOMEN’S RIGHTS AT THE WORKPLACE

Contact a Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer to discuss your rights when it comes to pregnancy or maternity-related leave New York.  The Law Office of Vincent P. White has established itself as the leading employment discrimination law firm for employees who have been discriminated on the basis of pregnancy and maternity rights.  Call or Chat with us today to schedule your free consultation.

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