New Haven Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer
Understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
Searching for a lawyer for a pregnancy discrimination case in Connecticut?
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act amended Title VII of the Civil Rights
Act of 1964, also known as the federal civil rights in employment law.
It is unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of pregnancy, childbirth,
or related medical conditions. The law pertains to employers who have
15 or more employees in the private sector or in state and local governments.
Similar to many laws that protect against specific types of
employment discrimination, women who are pregnant or otherwise affected by pregnancy-related circumstances
have the right to fair and equal treatment afforded to other employees
who face similar limitations or conditions. An employer does not have
the right to refuse employment to a pregnant woman solely because of her
condition, nor is the employer allowed to establish a mandatory maternity
leave when a pregnant employee is still capable of performing her work duties.
Furthermore, an employer must provide a level of insurance benefits to
a pregnant woman to the extent of coverage for other medical conditions.
This means that no health plan provided by the employer is to charge a
greater deductible for pregnancy-related treatment or omit maternity coverage
for women. The stress and difficulty some women have to suffer in the
workplace in discriminatory acts due to their pregnancy can lead to extreme
personal distress. In cases of loss of employment, not only are they expecting
a child, they no longer have a source of income, which is devastating,
both financially and personally.
A less known fact about an employers' health insurance is that the
law prohibits limited pregnancy-related benefits to married employees.
Any benefits offered to employees who are eligible for medical leave must
apply as well to women on leave for pregnancy-related purposes. In this
respect, female employees on leave are subject to the same treatment as
other temporarily disabled employees. If you or a loved one were mistreated
by an employer, call a New Haven pregnancy discrimination attorney for
legal advice and guidance.
Legal Aid from a Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney in Connecticut
Need an attorney for pregnancy discrimination in New Haven? Documentation
of any evidence is helpful in building a case in support of a discrimination
claim. Axelrod & Associates has extensive experience in all aspects
of employment issues. We are also represent pregnancy discrimination claims
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Contact a Connecticut pregnancy discrimination lawyer
today to discuss your legal options!