The exciting, life altering news of a pregnancy should be a time to rejoice. However, many employees fear breaking pregnancy news to their employers out of fear of pregnancy discrimination. That is because too often pregnancy discrimination occurs in the workplace. All of a sudden an employee is who was in line for a big promotion is receiving negative performance evaluations or is not allowed to take paid time off like other employees who are not pregnant. Even worse, the pregnant employee is now subject to a one person downsizing. An employer must treat pregnant employees as it would non-pregnant employees. Additionally, pregnant employees may be entitled to reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act that allow the pregnant employee to continue to work throughout her pregnancy. If you have questions regarding pregnancy discrimination, please contact your Tampa Employment Lawyer, Darren D. McClain.
This post was written by Darren McClain