Northeast Ohio Title VII Attorney
Pregnancy Discrimination in Cleveland and Northeast Ohio.
Pregnant women are a protected class, and do have options if they are treated discriminatorily in the work place. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and Ohio law makes it unlawful for employers to take adverse action against pregnant employees. Further, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act makes it unlawful for employers to take any of the following actions:
- Refusing to hire a woman because of a pregnancy
- Terminating a woman because she is pregnant
- Forcing a pregnant woman to take maternity leave even though she is willing and able to work
- Refusing to provide an employee the accrual of tenure or seniority due to a leave of absence because of a pregnancy
Although the Pregnancy Discrimination Act does not obligate an employer to grant maternity leave, the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides certain qualifying employees, including pregnant women, the right to take a leave of absence. If you were terminated or otherwise retaliated against because you requested, or took, a leave of absence under FMLA, our experienced lawyers also handle retaliatory FMLA claims.
If you think you have been discriminated against in the work place, contact our experienced and reputable Cleveland Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers for a free, no risk, initial consultation.
Our Cleveland Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers have experience representing clients in cases throughout Ohio. Let our years of litigation experience work for you. If you think you may have a pregnancy discrimination case contact us by dialing (440) 248-8811 or by filling out our Free Case Evaluation form.