Kansas City Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney
As an expecting mother, you have certain legal rights with regards to your employment in Kansas City and Missouri workplaces. For instance, according to the Family and Medical Leave Act, if you become pregnant or you have just given birth, you have the right to take “unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.”
As such, if you experienced harassment or discrimination at the workplace because you’re pregnant or because you just had a baby, then you need to contact the Kansas City pregnancy discrimination attorneys at Popham Law today. Our attorneys have in-depth knowledge of federal and Missouri employment discrimination laws, and we have the resources necessary to take your employers and other individuals to court if they have discriminated against you.
What Is Pregnancy Discrimination in the Workplace?
People at your work might start treating you a little differently once you become pregnant. Hopefully, this means holding the door open for you, giving you a little extra time and space on projects or tasks, and going the extra mile to make sure you have everything you need. Unfortunately, pregnancy and nursing are considered “unfavorable” in some workplaces right here in Kansas City.
For instance, an employer may commit pregnancy discrimination by terminating your employment, denying you that promotion, removing your responsibilities, or taking other actions.
To protect pregnant and nursing mothers, Missouri and federal laws state that employers are obligated to:
- Allow adequate time off for pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical needs
- Provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant employees
- Transfer pregnant employees to less strenuous and stressful situations or positions, if these positions exist
Contact the Employment Attorneys at Popham Law Today
Being pregnant and having a child is a wonderful, exciting experience and new chapter in your life, and you have certain rights to protect your employment so that you can go through the pregnancy without the added stress of needing to find a new job. Nonetheless, if you or a loved one was the victim of pregnancy or nursing mother discrimination in the workplace, then it’s critical to contact the pregnancy discrimination attorneys at Popham Law immediately.
For a free, no-obligation consultation with our attorneys about your case, call our Kansas City law office today at (816) 221-2288 or toll-free at (844) 243-2288.