Pregnancy Discrimination – Louisville
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects women from being discriminated against because they are pregnant or can become pregnant. Employers cannot refuse to hire or promote a female employee because of he or she thinks the female employee may become pregnant. As long as the female employee can perform her job duties, the employer cannot discriminate against her. If you feel you have been the victim of pregnancy discrimination, please call the Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A..
Unlike the t.v. show MadMen, the workplace has seriously changed from 1950 to today. Statistically women working has steadily increased since 1950 from one in three to three in five in the 1980’s to today which is at about forty-eight percent. Yet, with women working in about half of all the jobs in the United States, employers still discriminate against women employees who are pregnant.
So, the Federal government had to step in and create laws to protect women in the workplace. Title VII does this. It equates a woman who is pregnant with an employee who needs time off for disability or sick leave. It mandates and forces the employer to hold the job for the women for when she returns from her pregnancy. Though this is not indefinite or 100% mandatory; there are exceptions. The Act also prohibits an employer from saying to a woman that she can’t work a certain type of job because she is pregnant if in fact the woman is able to perform the job without any hindrance. If you feel you have been the victim of pregnancy discrimination, please call the Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A..
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If at your workplace you feel you are being discriminated against based on pregnancy discrimination, please call the Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A. at 888-ASK-ANDREW (275-2637) or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer any questions you may have.
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