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Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys

Dedicated Minneapolis Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys

Pregnant WorkerAlthough employment discrimination based on pregnancy may seem today like a blatant example of sex discrimination, it wasn’t always this clear. In 1978, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to specifically protect employees from discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions.

At LeBlanc Law & Mediation, a Minneapolis, Minnesota, employment law firm, we are committed to fighting beside workers who have been discriminated against on the basis of their sex, including those who have been treated unfairly due to carrying or giving birth to a child.

Dedicated Pregnancy Discrimination Representation From Twin Cities Employment Law Attorneys

Pregnancy discrimination can occur, like other forms of employment discrimination, at any point in time and can affect decisions related to hiring, job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, and pay rates.

Although carrying a child can affect a woman’s ability to do some activities, pregnant employees must be allowed to work as long as they remain able to perform their job. An employer may not use pregnancy, or related conditions, as a pretense to require employees to provide medical clearance unless they require the same of other employees who are similar in their ability or inability to perform the essential functions of a job.

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act also says that an employer who allows temporarily disabled employees to take leave must allow an employee who is temporarily disabled due to pregnancy to do the same. In addition, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) says that a new parent is eligible for 12 weeks of leave if they meet certain requirements, such as working for the employer for a certain number of hours in the 12 months prior to taking leave.

At LeBlanc Law & Mediation, our attorneys will meet with you for a no-cost consultation to discuss your situation and explain your options. We take the time to answer all of your questions, so that you can make an informed decision about how you want to move forward. Throughout your entire case, we provide personal service and fight to protect your rights.

Contact An Experienced Minneapolis Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer

To schedule a free initial consultation with a Minneapolis pregnancy discrimination attorney serving the Twin Cities, contact LeBlanc Law & Mediation at 612-337-9530.

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