Have you been the victim of pregnancy discrimination in New Jersey? The New Jersey Law Against Discrimination and Federal Law protect pregnant women from discrimination due to their pregnancy.
Your employer may be violating the law and if it has (1) refused to hire you because you are pregnant; (2) demoted you or reduced your job responsibilities because you are pregnant; or (3) you were denied a promotion because you are pregnant.
If your employer has done any of the above, it may have violated the law. Thousands of women file charges against their employers for pregnancy discrimination before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New Jersey Division of Civil Rights each year. Sadly enough, pregnancy discrimination is one of the most common forms of discrimination in the workplace..
The Federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination make it illegal to discriminate against pregnant women. It is illegal to refuse to hire a woman because she is pregnant, fire or force a pregnant woman to resign, change or reduce a pregnant woman’s benefits, or change the job responsibilities because the woman is pregnant.
Pregnant women are permitted by law to keep working for as long as they are able to complete their job requirements. Your employer cannot tell you that you need to go out on leave or stop working.
If you think that you may have suffered pregnancy discrimination in New Jersey, please contact one of our NJ Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers for a free confidential consultation.