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Pregnancy Discrimination

Under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, it is illegal for an employer to treat an applicant or employee unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. The attorneys at Tully Rinckey PLLC can help you bring your claim under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as a sex discrimination case.

If a woman is temporarily unable to perform her job due to a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, the agency must treat the woman the same as it would treat any other temporarily disabled employee. For example, the employer may have to provide reasonable accommodations such as modified tasks, alternative assignments, disability leave or unpaid leave. Also, if an agency provides personal leave for other reasons, e.g., to take courses or other training, then the employer must grant new parents personal leave for care of a new child. Further, under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) of 1993, a new parent (including foster and adoptive parents) may be eligible for 12 weeks of leave (unpaid or paid if the employee has earned or accrued leave) that may be used for care of the new child.

Tully Rinckey, PLLC can represent clients at every stage of the federal government’s EEO and FMLA process, from initial EEO counselor contact all the way through appeals in federal court. Call 703-525-4700 today for a consultation on your issue.

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