The pregnancy discrimination attorneys at the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. are experienced in dealing with pregnancy discrimination actions in New York City.
Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex or gender discrimination under the Federal (Title VII), New York State (New York Executive Law) and New York City (New York City Human Rights Law). Pregnancy discrimination is per se unjust and illegal, and the New York pregnancy discrimination attorneys at the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. are ready to fight for your rights under New York Law.
Pregnant employees must be permitted to work as long as they are able to perform their jobs. If an employee has been absent from work as a result of a pregnancy-related condition and recovers, her employer may not demand that she stay out of work until the baby is born. Additionally, an employer may not have a rule that prohibits an employee from returning to work for a predetermined length of time after childbirth. Employers must hold open a job for a pregnancy-related absence the same length of time jobs are held open for employees on sick or disability leave. Severe morning sickness, doctor-ordered bed rest, childbirth, recovery from childbirth and other related medical conditions, are also covered under the law.
Pregnancy discrimination may occur in a number of ways. Below, we’ve provided a few scenarios where pregnancy discrimination is apparent:
Of course, there are many other ways pregnancy discrimination can rear its ugly head. The pregnancy discrimination attorneys at the Law Offices of Maya Risman, P.C. are eager to discuss your concerns with you. There is no charge for the consultation. Please feel free to call us at (212) 233-6400 or contact us online.