Were You Treated Unfairly Due To Pregnancy?
Some pregnant women find it impossible to get hired, simply because they are about to expand their families. Others are “coincidentally” laid off after announcing their pregnancies or when they were planning to come back from leave. Still other working mothers encounter a “glass ceiling” that prevents them from being promoted higher in the company. Other working mothers are not accommodated when they return to work. Many employers simply don’t know the law and will treat pregnant women or recent mothers unfairly out of ignorance.
You don’t have to put up with such treatment. If we can help educate your employer so that the offensive or illegal behavior stops, we are happy to help. If your employer refuses to correct the behavior, Backlund Law firm will aggressively protect your rights.
At Backlund Law Firm, PLLC, we are here to advocate for your full array of rights under federal statutes as well as the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD). Depending on your situation, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for the workplace discrimination you have endured.
Attorney Andy Backlund can personally empathize with the struggles that you face as a new or expecting parent. In fact, he took several years off to be a stay-at-home dad. He realizes that mothers deal with an entirely different set of issues but you can trust him to understand some of the aspects of your situation and your needs.
Here To Help With All Discrimination Issues
Pregnancy discrimination can come in many forms. Here are only a few of many potential examples:
- A company asked you during the interview process if you were planning to start a family — and then refused to hire you because of it.
- You were demoted or fired after you announced that you were pregnant.
- You had pregnancy-related medical complications that temporarily disabled you, yet the company refused to provide you with the same accommodations that it would give to any other disabled worker.
- You are subject to derogatory comments about pregnant mothers and other verbal harassment.
- Your employer refused to grant you time off under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for the birth or adoption.
- You are a nursing mother, but your employer refused to provide a private place (other than the bathroom) and adequate break time for you to express breast milk.
- You were repeatedly passed over for promotions because the company feared your caregiving responsibilities would interfere with your commitment to your job.
No matter what form the discrimination comes in — whether through an FMLA violation, wrongful termination or another type of injustice — you can turn to Backlund Law Firm, PLLC, for the strong legal advocacy you deserve.