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Federal Employee Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney
If you work as a federal employee and you feel you’ve been discriminated against for becoming pregnant or having the intention of becoming pregnant, reach out to a Federal employee antidiscrimination attorney such as the ones available at the Federal Practice Group. The federal practice group is headquartered in Washington, DC, is dedicated, affordable and effective in its representation in federal and international legal matters and federal employees. The Federal Practice Group is familiar with everything from employment law, military law, government contract law, immigration and national security law.
We’re not afraid to fight for your rights, especially if you are deemed to have been discriminated against.
When it comes to pregnancy discrimination under federal level or really even at a state level, there are laws in place such as the pregnancy discrimination act or PDA. Pregnancy discrimination involves treating a woman who is applying for job or as an employee unfavorably because they are pregnant, giving birth, or have a medical condition that ties in to pregnancy or childbirth.
The pregnancy discrimination act forbids discrimination that is based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment. This means you cannot discriminate against hiring somebody, firing somebody, being semi or how much he them, assigning jobs, promotions, layoffs, training and fringe benefits like leave and health insurance, or any other term or condition of employment based on their status or willingness to become pregnant.
If a person is temporarily unable to perform their job due to a medical condition which is related to pregnancy or childbirth, the employer or other covered entity must treat them the same way as it treats any other temporarily disabled employee. This means that the person could be placed on light duty, may receive alternate assignments, receive disability leave or unpaid leave. Essentially, anything an employer does or any other person becomes disabled temporarily, they must also do this for pregnant people.
Additionally, if there are issues that result from pregnancies such as gestational diabetes or preeclampsia it may fall under the Americans with disabilities act or the ADA. This means that an employer may have to provide reasonable accommodations, such as lever modifications that enable the employee to perform their job. The ADA amendments act of 2008 have made it much easier to show the medical condition is covered as a disability.
When you are considering whether to work with the federal practice group, it should greatly please you to know that one of the founding partners has a lot of experience in federal employment law as well as in dealing with discrimination and sexual harassment at a legal level. This means that you can trust the federal practice group to put your needs as a childbearing person first. The federal practice group takes federal employment law extremely seriously and is going to help you to get the benefits or disability accommodations that you require during your pregnancy. And if you are discriminated against their going to work with you to fix and handle that discriminatory practice.
Reach out to the Federal Practice Group today for all of your federal employee pregnancy discrimination attorney needs.