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New York Employment Lawyers Advocating on Behalf of Pregnancy Discrimination Victims


Do not let an employer’s bias against your pending motherhood derail your career

Far too often employers focus more on their bottom line that providing equal and fair treatment to job candidates and employees. Pregnant employees are viewed as a liability by some employers, who then take action to deny or terminate employment of expectant mothers. The practice of discriminating against pregnant employees, for any reason, is prohibited by state and federal laws.

The experienced New York employment lawyers at Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth offer comprehensive legal representation to pregnancy discrimination victims. In an effort to help you protect your career and finances, we aggressively pursue the favorable resolutions you deserve.

Why do employers discriminate against pregnant employees and job candidates?

There are many common factors that lead to employer’s discrimination against pregnant women, including:

  • The number of future absences: From doctors’ appointments to maternity leave, pregnant employees are likely to miss a good number of work days. Employers wishing to avoid the disruption caused by these absences may illegally discriminate against pregnant women.

  • The cost of physical accommodations: In some cases, an employer may be required to provide physical accommodations to a pregnant employee. These accommodations, such as more comfortable seating or improved building access can be costly.

  • The need to find temporary replacements: Employers are often forced to hire and train temporary replacements while full-time employers are out on maternity leave. Employers may attempt to avoid these costs by discriminating against pregnant employees or job candidates. 

  • The fear of resignation: Many employers hold unfounded fears that pregnant women tend to forgo returning to work after giving birth. While this may be true for some mothers, the majority return to their duties upon completion of maternity leave.

Filing a discrimination claim may be in your best interests

When your financial well-being and career rely upon your employment, pregnancy discrimination can be costly. If you feel that you have been passed over for employment or advancement, or have been terminated because of your pregnancy, you have the right to file charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

By filing charges with the EEOC, you initiate a review of the employer’s practices and potential discrimination. You also begin the process of resolving your case through monetary compensation or reinstatement to your role.

Can I file a pregnancy discrimination claim without an attorney?

While it is possible to file a pregnancy discrimination claim without legal representation, retaining an attorney may increase your chances of successfully resolving your case. With the support of a New York employment law attorney, the effectiveness of your filing is likely increased. Since the EEOC receives and denies many charges each month, submitting the most complete and informative filing is important to your case.

An experienced New York employment lawyer will have the knowledge needed to help you gather key evidence and file charges in the most appropriate manner.

Contact our firm to discuss your case and legal options during a free consultation

The confusion and emotional turmoil stemming from discrimination can make it difficult to focus on your legal options. At Hepworth, Gershbaum & Roth, our New York employment lawyers provide compassionate and informative support to victims of all types of pregnancy discrimination. Whether you have been denied employment or have been mistreated by your employer because of your pregnancy, we will help you pursue the justice you deserve.

To schedule a free consultation with one of our New York employment law attorneys, contact us online or call 212-545-1199 today.





Contact an employment law attorney in New York today for a free initial consultation and determine whether you have a case. For a free initial consultation, you can contact us online or by phone.

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