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Representation for Pregnancy Discrimination Cases
Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978, in Texas, it is unlawful for employers to discriminate against someone who is pregnant. This includes the actions such as harassment, demotion, or termination of employment. Furthermore, employers cannot refuse to hire someone because the candidate is pregnant.
If you believe you have been a victim of discrimination while you, your spouse, or a loved one was pregnant, you may have cause to file a case against your employer and hold them accountable. Contact The Law Office of Chukwudi Egbuono to discuss your case further with a Houston employment lawyer.
When Does Pregnancy Discrimination Occur?
An employer should not make up an excuse or fabricate a reason to prevent a pregnant woman from performing a job, and offering the role to someone else has a similar skill set, education, or limitations. Pregnant women have the same rights as other employees who may be experiencing a temporary disability. These include performing some tasks that may be modified and still entitling the employee to receive disability leave or leave without pay.
These are some examples of pregnancy discrimination:
- Employer refuses to hire a candidate because of pregnancy
- Management refuses to grant a promotion due to pregnancy
- Company denied providing the employee with benefits due to pregnancy
- The employee refuses to grant maternity leave or tries to limit leave time The employee was terminated due to pregnancy
Whatever the case may be, it is best that you seek legal advice from a Houston employment lawyer who can evaluate your case and provide you with perspective. Pregnancy discrimination can come in many forms, and there must be concrete evidence to support that the decisions were made based solely on pregnancy. Employers may seek many loopholes and reasons for firing employees. That is why it is so important that you have your case reviewed first by a qualified legal counselor.
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If you believe you have a claim for pregnancy discrimination, we urge you to contact our Houston family lawyer, Chukwudi Egbuono. He is known for his relentless advocacy and skill for negotiation in trial and has achieved countless successes across a wide range of legal matters, including employment law and discrimination claims.
If you have a matter to discuss regarding your pregnancy discrimination claim, do not wait to seek legal representation—call the firm today at (713) 635-9488!