Pregnancy Discrimination and Harassment

Cleveland Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers

Pregnancy and motherhood should be wonderful and exciting. Recognizing the need for protection our legislative has enacted laws that require employer to make women to take time off from work for maternity leave or bed rest allow for high risk pregnancies. Large and mid-sized employers must allow mothers to return to the same or a similar position. Employers are also required to provide women with ample breaks and a private place for expressing (pumping) breast milk also (known as “lactating”). Despite these laws, some employers continue to discriminate against women based on pregnancy, their need for pregnancy or maternity leave, or their desire to express milk upon their return to work. This type of discrimination can take many forms, including lay-off, demotion, a heavier workload, termination for fabricated reasons, or refused ample breaks or a private place to express breast milk.

If you were subjected to discrimination once your employer learned that you were pregnant, for taking time off to have your baby, for being on bed rest for a high risk pregnancy, or for wanting to express (pump) breast milk upon your return to work, you may have one or more viable claims against your employer.

We at Caryn Groedel & Associates Co., LPA, believe that women should not have to choose between being a mom, having a family, and their job. Our lawyers advocate passionately for pregnant women who are discriminated against when they become pregnant, when they, or when they need to take leave for having a high risk pregnancies, wish to pump breast milk upon their return to work. With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, we are well-versed in all of the laws that may protect women in these situations, including Ohio state law, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA).

When you come to us for legal advice, counsel, or to representation, we will take the time to discuss your concerns and explain your legal rights in easy-to-understand terms.

Our attorneys will fight hard to protect your rights. We are experienced trial attorneys who enjoy the challenges of litigation. You can count on us to work tirelessly in your quest for justice.

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To schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, call 440-544-1122 or contact us on-line.