Aggressive Advocacy in Pregnancy Discrimination Claims in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Experienced Employment Law Attorney Serving New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Under federal law, as well as the laws of the state of New York, an employer may not ask a female job applicant if she’s pregnant or even if she plans to have a family. That’s considered wrongful discrimination. Unfortunately, it happens far too often. Other employers commonly make decisions about promotions, job assignments, raises, benefits and other work-related matters based on whether a female employee is or may potentially be pregnant. Such actions all violate state and federal laws. If you or someone you know has been wrongfully treated at work because of pregnancy-related issues, the Law Office of Justin A. Zeller can help.
At the Law Office of Justin A. Zeller, we bring nearly two decades of practice experience to women in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut who have been victims of pregnancy-based discrimination in the workplace. We believe that any gender-based discrimination is unacceptable and are committed to helping female workers gain access to equal rights on the job. No legal claim is too big or too small for us.
We will take the time to fully investigate your claims and to learn what you need to compensate you for your losses. We will carefully explain the law and the legal process, as well as your rights, options, and prospects for success, so that you can make informed decisions about how you want to proceed. We will promptly notify you of all developments in your case, and will strive to return your calls, emails and text messages in a timely manner.
Protecting Women Who Have Been Victims of Pregnancy-Based Discrimination on the Job
The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 prohibits companies with 15 or more employees from subjecting women to different treatment at work because they are or may become pregnant. New York state law covers companies with more than four employees and bans termination because of pregnancy, as well as changes in “the terms, conditions and privileges of employment” because of pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions. Furthermore, an employer may not disqualify or fail to hire a female applicant because she is or may become pregnant.
The New York law also mandates “reasonable accommodations” for pregnant workers, including:
- A modified work schedule
- Reasonable leave for medical care
- Light duty assignments, if available
- Periodic breaks for rest or refreshments
- Transfers away from dangerous or hazardous work
When you hire us to represent you in a pregnancy-based discrimination claim, we will exhaustively investigate your case, talking with co-workers and other prospective witnesses, and traveling to your place of employment, if appropriate. We’ll carefully gather and preserve all evidence to support your claim, file all pleadings and other documents, and be a powerful voice for you in all meetings, hearings and proceedings.
Contact an Experienced Workplace Discrimination Attorney
To discuss a potential pregnancy discrimination claim, call the Law Office of Justin A. Zeller at (212) 229-2249 or contact us online. We will meet with you in the evening or on the weekend, if necessary, and offer Spanish translation services. Your first consultation is without cost or obligation.
We handle all workplace discrimination claims on a contingency basis. You won’t pay any legal fees unless we recover compensation for your losses.