Pregnancy Discrimination Attorney in Fort Bend Couty
Protecting Pregnant Workers from Unfair Treatment in Katy & Surrounding Areas
Have you experienced discrimination because you are pregnant or recently gave birth? 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 can help you make this determination.
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