Pregnancy & Your Rights In The Workplace
There comes a time in a woman’s life where she is gifted with a choice in creating life. When that time comes, it can be overwhelming and consuming with a laundry list of what her next steps should be. During this time, the last thing on her mind should be whether or not she will be able to still make money for her new family.
Discrimination in the workplace for women is real and gets even stickier when you’re pregnant. The truth is, women are often treated unfairly, looked down upon, and even let go once the news is out.
Expecting and working? Here are some key facts about your rights in the workplace when pregnant:
They can’t fire you, not hire you, or reduce your hours.
As long as a pregnant woman is able to perform the major functions of her job, not hiring or firing her because she is pregnant is against the law. It’s against the law to dock her pay or