Experienced Orlando Attorneys Defending Victims of Pregnancy Discrimination
Working mothers face the difficulty of balancing their career with the responsibility of raising their child. Although women have made great strides in the fight for equality in the workforce, pregnancy discrimination remains prevalent in the working world. A working mother may lose pivotal career opportunities when an employer denies her a promotion or raise due to her pregnancy or parental responsibilities. At Wilson McCoy, P.A., our team takes the time necessary to listen, thoroughly analyze your unique discrimination matter, and explain your options and legal rights if your employer has acted illegally. If you suspect your employer has discriminated against you because you are pregnant or a working mother, you have legal rights. At Wilson McCoy, P.A., we will provide you with the legal advice and service you need, and tirelessly champion your rights as a victim of pregnancy discrimination against your employer.
Pregnancy discrimination can occur in a multitude of ways. If an employer denies you a promotion despite your qualifications, treats you differently than your non-pregnant co-workers, limits your job opportunities, or terminates you due to your pregnancy, then you may be a victim of pregnancy discrimination. At Wilson McCoy, P.A., we will use our 30 years of combined experience to help you evaluate the degree of illegality of your employer’s actions and pursue a remedy against them.
If you have any of the following questions, contact our Orlando employment law firm today,
- Can my employer deny my promotion because I’m pregnant?
- Can an employer deny me a job opportunity because I’m pregnant?
- Can my employer treat me differently after discovering I am pregnant?
- Can my employer fire me for taking pregnancy leave?
Although in limited cases an employer may terminate an employee while the employee is out on maternity leave, this is often unlawful. Our attorneys will take the time to explore your full employment history, past raises or promotions, and any disciplinary action in comparison to other employees, in order to help you determine the illegality of your employer’s actions. Your employer cannot treat you differently than your non-pregnant co-workers by denying you a promotion, transferring you, terminating you, or penalizing you in any way due to your pregnancy. If any of these situations apply to you, contact our office today to explore potential pregnancy discrimination claim and the damages potentially available to you.
The Orlando employment lawyers of Wilson McCoy, P.A. are dedicated to fighting for the rights of employees whom have faced pregnancy discrimination by their employer. Our firm understands the severe damages that unlawful pregnancy discrimination can cause you and your family. For that reason, it would be a privilege for us to represent you and help you reach your goal in your individual matter.
Note: Most discrimination claims are governed by a statute of limitations. If your claims are not first preserved through the filing of an administrative charge of discrimination, you may lose your right to sue your employer. For guidance about this process or to determine whether your employer has violated your rights, please contact us for a consultation.