Pregnancy & Disability Discrimination

It is supposed to be one of the most joyous times in your life, but if you’ve been the victim of pregnancy discrimination, it can be an utter nightmare. The pressures of motherhood combined with the pressures of employment can put undue stress on an expectant mother, and on an entire family.

Pregnancy discrimination takes place with an expecting female is fired, denied employment or otherwise discriminated against due to being pregnant or her intention to become pregnant. It is heinous to take a pregnant mother out of her job and into the street with no medical insurance, but it happens in America day after day. If it happens to you or someone you love, legal action can be taken.

Employees and job seekers are protected from this kind of discrimination under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 which was an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

The Law Office of Randy Fleischer has extensive experience in dealing with provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, including cases of pregnancy discrimination. He is ready to litigate aggressively on behalf of pregnant women who have been discriminated against in the areas of pay, job assignments, promotions, training, fringe benefits, layoffs and other issues dealing with employment.

Mr. Fleischer also represents women who take a pregnancy-related absence but may not have a job waiting for them when they return. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act, an employee may be eligible for 12 weeks of either paid or unpaid leave as part of their maternity. He also has experience in representing pregnant women who have disputes related to health insurance or conditions related to pregnancy such as gestational diabetes.

The bottom line is that if an employer provides benefits to other workers on medical leave, those same benefits must be extended to employees with pregnancy-related conditions. When that’s not the case, Mr. Fleischer is ready to bring an employer into compliance with the law or have them face the consequences.

The Law Offices of Randy A. Fleischer, P.A. proudly serves Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Davie, Sunrise, Plantation, Weston and surrounding Florida communities. For an initial consultation contact us at 954-472-8401.