Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney in Katy
Protecting Pregnant Workers throughout Texas
Have you experienced discrimination due to your pregnancy? Have you been
fired or demoted because of your pregnancy? Your employer is violating
your rights – and the
Law Office of Shane McClelland wants to fight for you. Our Katy pregnancy discrimination attorney is
ready to fight for you to ensure you receive justice for the discrimination
you have suffered.
Call Shane McClelland at (713) 242-1302 for a free case evaluation to
discuss your claim.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act
It is illegal to discriminate against an employee who is pregnant or has
a related medical condition under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of
1978. An employer cannot refuse to hire or fire a woman because of her
pregnancy-related condition as long as she is able to perform the major
functions of her job. A woman cannot be fired, demoted, or denied a promotion
because she is or may become pregnant. Employers must give pregnant women
the same level of rights, benefits, and reinstatement privileges given
to other workers who are temporarily disabled.
Potential damages under Title VII and the Texas Labor Code’s anti-discrimination
provisions for pregnancy discrimination are:
Back pay: Consisting of wages, salary, and fringe benefits you would have earned
during the period of discrimination from termination to trial
Compensatory damages: Allowed for future loss, emotional distress, pain and suffering, inconvenience,
mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life
Title VII Violations
If you bring a discrimination claim under Title VII or the Texas Labor
Code’s anti-discrimination provisions, you must first file a charge
of discrimination with either the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
or a complaint with the Texas Workforce Commission. There are very specific
deadlines from which you must file your charge of discrimination or complaint,
and you must file your charge of discrimination or complaint before you
can file a lawsuit.
Determining whether your employer is covered under Title VII or the Texas
Labor Code’s anti-discrimination provisions can be complicated.
The Law Office of Shane McClelland, PLLC can help you make this determination.
We look forward to hearing your story.
Contact us online or at (713) 242-1302 to get started on your case.