Pregnancy Discrimination

New Hampshire Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer

worried about jobNH Pregnancy Discrimination – Pregnancy discrimination happens frequently in New Hampshire. According to the New Hampshire Commission for Human Rights, the state agency that investigates discrimination claims, pregnancy discrimination is one of the most common types of unlawful employment discrimination.  Our NH pregnancy discrimination lawyers want to successfully resolve your claim.  We understand the sensitive and difficult nature of these cases and the emotional upset caused by the discrimination.

Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions constitutes unlawful sex discrimination. Women who are pregnant or affected by related conditions must be treated in the same manner as other applicants or employees with similar abilities or limitations. Pregnancy discrimination can range from losing your job to harassing a pregnant woman or putting her on a less desirable shift or assigning her different work.

NH Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers

Pregnancy discrimination can take many forms and our NH pregnancy discrimination lawyers handle many pregnancy-related protections, including:

  • HIRING

An employer cannot refuse to hire a pregnant woman because of her pregnancy, because of a pregnancy-related condition or because of the prejudices of co-workers, clients, or customers.

  • PREGNANCY AND MATERNITY LEAVE

An employer may not single out pregnancy-related conditions for special procedures to determine an employee’s ability to work.  If an employee is temporarily unable to perform her job due to pregnancy, the employer must treat her the same as any other temporarily disabled employee.

Pregnant employees must be permitted to work as long as they are able to perform their jobs. If an employee has been absent from work as a result of a pregnancy-related condition and recovers, her employer may not require her to remain on leave until the baby’s birth. An employer also may not have a rule that prohibits an employee from returning to work for a predetermined length of time after childbirth.

Employers must hold open a job for a pregnancy-related absence the same length of time jobs are held open for employees on sick or disability leave.

  • HEALTH INSURANCE

Any health insurance provided by an employer must cover expenses for pregnancy-related conditions on the same basis as costs for other medical conditions.

  • FRINGE BENEFITS

If an employer provides any benefits to workers on leave, the employer must provide the same benefits for those on leave for pregnancy-related conditions.

Employees with pregnancy-related disabilities must be treated the same as other temporarily disabled employees for accrual and crediting of seniority, vacation calculation, pay increases, and temporary disability benefits.

New Hampshire Pregnancy Discrimination Attorneys

Insurance companies and employers know our reputation for going to trial with successful results for our clients.  This gives us leverage to get you the compensation you deserve for your pregnancy discrimination claim.

If you have been victimized by pregnancy discrimination on the job, our NH pregnancy discrimination lawyers have years of trial experience in successfully handling pregnancy discrimination claims.  Contact our New Hampshire pregnancy discrimination attorneys at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey.  Our experienced NH employment law lawyers will represent you against your employer and the insurance company at the EEOC, NH Commission for Human Rights or in court.  If you have a NH sexual harassment claim, contact our NH sexual harassment lawyers at 1-800-240-1988 for a free evaluation or fill out our online form.

Pregnancy Discrimination

My Employer Does Not Think I Can Do My Job So It Wants Me To Take Maternity Leave Before Childbirth. Can They Require That I Leave Before Childbirth?

If an employee has been absent from work as a result of a pregnancy-related condition and recovers, her employer may not require her to remain on leave until the baby’s birth.

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Pregnancy Discrimination

Does My Health Insurance Provided By My Employer Have To Cover My Pregnancy-Related Treatment?

Yes. Any health insurance provided by an employer must cover expenses for pregnancy-related conditions on the same basis as costs for other medical conditions.

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Do I Get To Receive The Same Fringe Benefits As Other Employees If I Am Pregnant?

Yes. If an employer provides any benefits to workers on leave, the employer must provide the same benefits for those on leave for pregnancy-related conditions. These fringe benefits include accrual and crediting of seniority, vacation calculation, pay increases and temporary disability benefits.

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Can My Employer Prohibit Me From Returning To Work Four Weeks After Giving Birth?

No. An employer may not have a rule that prohibits an employee from returning to work after a predetermined length of time after childbirth.

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My Employer Filled My Job. Am I Entitled To Get My Old Job Back?

Employers must hold open a job for a pregnancy-related absence the same length of time that jobs are held open for employees on sick or disability leave.

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Pregnancy Discrimination

What Protections Do I Have if I File a Discrimination Charge?

It is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate for filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way an investigation, proceeding or litigation for unlawful discrimination.

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Retaliation

What If My Employer Retaliates Against Me For Filing A Complaint?

It is unlawful to retaliate against a person for imposing employment practices that discriminate based on sex or filing a discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding or litigation under state or federal sexual harassment laws.

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How Will My Employment Lawyer Get Paid?

Like most employment law cases, discrimination cases are typically handled on a contingency fee arrangement. This means that an attorney does not get paid until you recover damages in your case.

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Why Should I Hire Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. as My Employment Lawyers

Many lawyers claim to have employment law experience. Also, many lawyers try to have it both ways and represent employers and employees. Our focus is on the employees.

Our employment lawyers regularly represent clients at the Department of Labor, EEOC and New Hampshire Human Rights Commission as well as try cases to juries in Superior Court. Please contact us for an immediate, free consultation at 1-800-240-1988 or complete our contact form online.

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What Is Pregnancy Discrimination?

Pregnancy discrimination can take many forms but it involves discrimination on the basis of a pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Women who are pregnant or affected by pregnancy-related conditions must be treated in the same manner as other employees with similar abilities or limitations.

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