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Pregnancy Discrimination: What Is It?

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Pregnancy discrimination happens when an employer makes an employment decision based on your pregnancy or intent to become pregnant and not based on your skills, qualifications, or how well you do your job. Federal and New York State laws make such discrimination illegal in the workplace.


What is Considered Pregnancy Discrimination?

Pregnancy discrimination includes treating an individual –– an applicant or employee –– unfavorably in any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, fringe benefits (such as leave and health insurance), and any other terms or conditions of employment.

You have the right to obtain reasonable accomodations, rest breaks, and reasonable privacy during pregnancy and to accomodate any pregnancy-related conditions. including breastfeeding.

If you or someone you know was discriminated against due to pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, call Meth Law Offices to discuss your case.

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