Houston Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers
Holding Your Employers Accountable
Kennard Law, P.C., is here to help. Our Houston pregnancy discrimination lawyers work hard to hold employers accountable for these violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. We will strive to right your employer's wrong, whether that means getting your job back or getting you compensation.
For a consultation with a skilled and dedicated pregnancy discriminationlawyer in Houston, call us at (855) 499-4514 today. We advise and represent employees throughout Texas.
What Pregnancy Discrimination Looks Like
Pregnancy discrimination is a type of workplace discrimination that can take many forms:
- When an employer fails to hire a pregnant woman
- When an employer fires a woman after announcing her pregnancy
- When an employer denies a promotion to a pregnant woman
- When an employer disciplines a pregnant worker for taking time off for doctor's visits
- When an employer fires a pregnant woman after taking job-protected leave
- Name-calling or unwanted comments about the pregnancy
All of these examples can be linked to pregnancy discrimination if it can be proved that your pregnancy was the cause for the adverse employment action.
What Pregnancy Accommodations Can I Reasonably Request?
Pregnant workers have a legal right to request reasonable accommodations due to limitations or complications associated with being pregnant. Employers are legally obligated to provide these accommodations as long as it does not impose an undue hardship, either financially or if the changes are too complicated to enact.
Some examples of pregnancy accommodations that you can request include:
- Light duty requests
- Alternative assignments, such as reassigning lifting tasks that a pregnant worker should not perform
- Additional breaks
- Modified work schedule
- Ergonomic office furniture
- Moving a pregnant worker's desk closer to the restroom
- Allowing work-from-home
If you are requesting accommodations, you should do so in writing so that you have a record of the request in the event that you may need it for a pregnancy discrimination case.
Retaliation For Using Maternity Leave
In many cases, pregnancy discrimination manifests itself in relation to maternity leave. A woman may take leave, have her child, and then return to work only to find that her job is not waiting for her. While the employer may provide any number of reasons for the wrongful termination, it may be a sign of retaliation for using maternity leave.
Sometimes, an employer may attempt to either deny or limit maternity leave or pregnancy-related sick time. The woman may feel forced to quit in order to protect the health of her unborn child.
Led by a lawyer who is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, we are able to hold employers accountable for this and all forms of pregnancy discrimination.
Our Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys in Houston Are Ready To Discuss Your Legal Options
To discuss a pregnancy discrimination claim with an experienced Texas attorney, contact us today. Offices in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, Southern California, Rio Grande Valley, El Paso, and Washington D.C. Se habla español.
Board-Certified in Labor and Employment Law
Our founding attorney, Alfonso Kennard Jr. is board-certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
When you hire us, you work directly with your lawyer, who will spend time learning about your situation and goals. Your case will not be passed off to a paralegal.
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