Pregnancy Discrimination in Alabama

Working mothers are a vital part of a diverse economy.  Unfortunately, many employers fail to recognize the value these employees bring to companies and use subtle means to discourage employees from returning to work after pregnancy.  My office often receives call from women who have been discriminated against in the workplace due to being pregnant, taking FMLA leave during or after pregnancy or from suffering medical complications during pregnancy.

In 1978, Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.  This Federal law makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against women on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.  The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) also requires certain larger employers to provide 12 weeks of unpaid job-protected leave to spend time away from work either during pregnancy or after the baby is born.

If you feel you have been wrongfully terminated due to pregnancy or have been retaliated against for taking pregnancy leave, please contact me at (205) 588-0699 or at wbeckum@beckumlaw.com for a free consultation.

 

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