Protect Your Employment Rights during Pregnancy

If your employer is treating you like a second-class employee because you’re pregnant, that’s wrong.

It’s also illegal.

Your right to fair treatment in the workplace while you’re pregnant is strongly protected by the law. The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and Ohio law lets you hold your employer accountable.

You may be able to get a monetary settlement, reinstatement to a job you lost, or legally enforced changes to your employer’s policies or behavior.

When you stand up for your rights, you can put stress about your job situation behind you and focus on having a joyful pregnancy.

The pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can make sure that you get the full protection of the law.

Our law firm’s purpose is living up to the words “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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Signs You’re Facing Pregnancy Discrimination

It’s illegal for your employer to do any of these things:

  • Cut your hours because you’re pregnant
  • Cut your pay because you’re pregnant
  • Fail to give you maternity leave
  • Transfer you to a less desirable job
  • Deny you any employee benefits
  • Pass you over for promotions
  • Harass you about your pregnancy
  • Wrongfully terminate you

Pregnancy discrimination is a form of sex discrimination that’s strictly prohibited.

If an employer makes comments about you putting your family above your work, asks you whether you plan to get pregnant, or tells you to wait until after your pregnancy to apply for a job, all of those could be signs of discrimination.

When you return to work after birth, your employer also must provide you a private room to pump breast milk.

The most important part of your case is proving that your pregnancy is the reason for the negative treatment you’ve experienced.

The attorneys at HNB know what evidence to gather so your claim can be successful.

You can start by getting a private, free evaluation of your claim from our workplace discrimination lawyers.

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A pregnant woman looks out a window. The Ohio pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can identify when your employer isn’t treating you right.

The Ohio pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can identify when your employer isn’t treating you right.

How to Make a Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

When you suspect your employer or a potential employer, is treating you negatively—or differently in any way—because of your pregnancy, you can take these steps to set the situation right:

  1. Negotiate a settlement: An attorney can often negotiate with your employer for a monetary settlement, lost wages, or other compensation or agreements that can be hard to get without a lawyer.
  2. File a complaint with regulatory agencies like the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission  or the Ohio Civil Rights Commission.
  3. File a lawsuit in state or federal court.

The good news is that pregnancy discrimination claims are often clear and strong cases under the law. Don’t hesitate to do what it takes to protect your rights in the workplace.

At every step, an experienced employment rights lawyer can help you get the best result so you can move beyond a difficult situation at work and focus on your health and your pregnancy.

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Two women talk and look at paperwork around a coffee table. The Ohio pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can guide you through an employment mistreatment claim.

The Ohio pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can guide you through an employment mistreatment claim.