The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) is a federal law enacted in 1978 that prohibits discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. The PDA amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, classifying pregnancy discrimination as a form of sex discrimination. As an employee who is pregnant or affected by a pregnancy-related condition, you are entitled to equal treatment and protection under the law.
We specialize in providing comprehensive legal representation and guidance to pregnant employees who have experienced discrimination in the workplace. Our experienced employment law attorneys are committed to ensuring your rights are upheld and that you receive the support and protection you deserve.
Understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act
The PDA applies to all employers with 15 or more employees, including private companies, state and local governments, employment agencies, and labor organizations. Under the PDA, employers are required to treat pregnant employees the same as other employees who are similar in their ability or inability to work. This includes all aspects of the employment process, such as:
Employers must also provide reasonable accommodations to employees affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, as long as doing so does not impose an undue hardship on the employer.
Your Rights as a Pregnant Employee
As a pregnant employee or an employee affected by a pregnancy-related condition, the PDA grants you various rights and protections. Some of these include:
How We Can Help
Our dedicated employment law attorneys are committed to representing pregnant employees and ensuring their rights are protected under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. We can assist you with:
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is a crucial piece of legislation that protects pregnant employees and employees affected by pregnancy-related conditions from discrimination in the workplace. If you believe your rights under the PDA have been violated, it is essential to seek legal guidance from a knowledgeable employment law attorney. We are dedicated to empowering pregnant employees and ensuring their rights are upheld. Contact us today for a consultation and let us help you navigate the complexities of the PDA.