Tampa Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney

Fighting For Those Who Have Experienced Discrimination Based on Their Pregnancy in Florida

Facing discrimination at work due to pregnancy is not only unjust but also illegal. If you believe you have been subjected to unfair treatment at your workplace due to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, it’s crucial to seek legal assistance. Kwall Barack Nadeau PLLC is here to provide experienced and dedicated representation to ensure your rights are protected, and justice is served.

Call Kwall Barack Nadeau PLLC today at (727) 202-5840 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our pregnancy discrimination lawyer in Tampa.

What is Pregnancy Discrimination?

Pregnancy discrimination often occurs when an employer treats an employee or job applicant unfavorably because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition that is related to pregnancy or childbirth. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) of 1978 amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include pregnancy, ensuring that pregnant women are granted the same protections as other employees. Under the PDA, employers with 15 or more employees must treat pregnancy and related conditions the same as any other temporary illness or condition.

Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination

Discrimination based on pregnancy can manifest in various ways. Some common examples include:

  • Refusing to hire a suitable candidate because she is pregnant or may become pregnant.
  • Terminating an employee upon learning of her pregnancy.
  • Denying promotions or desirable job assignments to a pregnant employee.
  • Relegating a pregnant employee to less desirable tasks or positions.
  • Subjecting a pregnant employee to derogatory or offensive comments about her condition.
  • Creating a hostile work environment that makes it challenging for the pregnant employee to perform her duties.
  • Refusing to grant a pregnant employee maternity leave or compelling her to take leave when she is able and willing to work.
  • Denying benefits or requiring a pregnant employee to provide more documentation than other employees with temporary disabilities.
  • Reducing a pregnant employee’s pay or work hours without legitimate reasons.
  • Failure to deliver reasonable accommodations that would allow a pregnant employee to continue working.

What Proof Do I Need in a Pregnancy Discrimination Case?

To successfully pursue a pregnancy discrimination case, evidence is crucial. Here’s what you might need:

  • Direct Evidence: Direct evidence includes statements or actions that clearly show discriminatory intent. For instance, if an employer explicitly states they are firing you because of your pregnancy, this is direct evidence.
  • Circumstantial Evidence: Circumstantial evidence can be used to infer discrimination. Examples include:

A pattern of unfavorable treatment compared to non-pregnant employees.
Sudden negative performance reviews after disclosing your pregnancy.
Changes in job responsibilities without clear, legitimate reasons.

  • Documentation: Maintaining detailed records can significantly strengthen your case. Keep copies of:

Emails, memos, or notes from meetings where discriminatory actions or comments were made.
Performance evaluations and any changes in your job status before and after announcing your pregnancy.
Records of requests for accommodations and the employer’s responses.

  • Witness Testimonies: Colleagues or supervisors who witnessed the discriminatory behavior can provide valuable testimony. Their accounts can corroborate your claims and offer additional perspectives on the workplace environment.
  • Medical Records: Medical documentation can support claims related to the necessity for reasonable accommodations or the impact of discriminatory practices on your health.

Contact Our Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney in Tampa Today

At Kwall Barack Nadeau PLLC, we are dedicated to advocating for your rights and ensuring you obtain fair treatment in the workplace. Our Tampa pregnancy discrimination attorneys understand the complexities of employment law and are prepared to guide you through the legal process, from gathering evidence to representing you in court. Let us help you seek the justice and compensation you rightfully deserve.

Contact Kwall Barack Nadeau PLLC today to get started with our Tampa pregnancy discrimination attorney.

Contact Kwall Barack Nadeau PLLC Today

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