Boston Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney

No employer has the right to discriminate against you based on pregnancy. It is against federal and state laws for an employer to make any employment decisions – including hiring or firing you – based on a protected class. This includes your sex and pregnancy status. If you believe an employer in Boston penalized, punished or retaliated against you because of your pregnancy, please contact Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP to discuss the matter with one of our employment law attorneys. We offer free initial consultations.

What Makes Us the Right Choice for Pregnancy Discrimination Claims in Boston?

  • We have built a reputation for standing up for wronged employees in our community. Our attorneys have combatted harassment and discrimination for over 30 years, with hundreds of successful verdicts and settlements.
  • We can take employment cases to trial in Suffolk County, if necessary. We are not afraid of going up against any workplace, employer or company in Boston in court if settlement negotiations do not succeed.
  • We represent clients during discrimination, sexual harassment and other employment cases in Boston on a contingency fee basis. You will not owe your lawyer anything unless he or she obtains an award on your behalf.

How Can Hiring a Lawyer Help?

Unfortunately, it is not always easy to stand up for your rights as an employee in Boston. Your employer and its insurance provider may try to refute liability for adverse employment actions against you based on your pregnancy status. Hiring a lawyer can ensure no one infringes upon your rights during a discrimination claim. Your lawyer can handle paperwork, filing processes, communication with the defendant, evidence collection and other aspects of your case on your behalf. You can have peace of mind about your claim from start to finish when you hire a lawyer.

Signs of Pregnancy Discrimination

One of the many tasks an attorney from Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP can complete is to investigate what happened for signs of discrimination. Our lawyers know precisely what to look for in terms of red flags and evidence. If we find anything, we can help you piece together a discrimination lawsuit against your employer in Boston.

  • Failing to hire you because you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
  • Refusing to provide reasonable accommodations.
  • Withholding mandatory parental leave.
  • Retaliating against you for taking parental leave.
  • Demoting you during pregnancy leave.
  • Terminating your employment due to pregnancy.

No employer has the right to take adverse employment action against you for pregnancy, childbirth, lawful maternity leave, or related health complications or medical conditions. Doing so is the illegal act of pregnancy discrimination. If you believe you have experienced pregnancy discrimination in your workplace, do not hesitate to contact our lawyers for legal advice.

What Are Your Rights as the Victim of Pregnancy Discrimination?

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 is an amendment to the Civil Rights Act that protects against discrimination on the basis of pregnancy. It added a new subsection stating that the basis of sex includes the basis of pregnancy, birth or related conditions. It holds that all employers must treat these women the same as other employees. If your employer breached your rights as a pregnant worker or violated this law, you have the right to hold the employer liable for your related damages. Your employer may owe you compensation for losses such as missed paychecks, demotions, denied benefits or wrongful termination.

Contact a Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer in Boston

Pregnancy discrimination is against the law. As a victim, you may be able to file a claim and/or lawsuit in pursuit of damages. Our lawyers can answer questions such as how long you have to file a claim, whether you are entitled to paid maternity/paternity leave, what reasonable accommodations your employer must provide and more. Discuss your situation in detail with a lawyer today. Call (617) 391-9001 or contact us online 24/7 to arrange a free consultation.

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