Pregnancy Discrimination In Florida And Family And Medical Leave Act
Planning for a family and raising your children can be as challenging as it is rewarding. You may have always known that juggling your career and your family life would involve extra work, but you likely never expected it to put you on an uneven playing field in your career.
No employer can legally discriminate against you because of your plans to have children or because of an existing pregnancy, but many still engage in discriminatory behavior despite laws prohibiting pregnancy discrimination, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and other legislation that regulates it.
Legal Help For Florida Employees
If you suspect you are being treated unfairly at work because of your pregnancy, or if you believe you have been passed over for a job because of your plans to have children or because you have young children at home, contact us at Gallup Auerbach, with offices conveniently located in Hollywood and Coral Springs, Florida.
FMLA Claims And Retaliation From Employers
Dana M. Gallup and Jacob K. Auerbach have dedicated their careers to helping employees defend their rights and ensuring employers adhere to employment law guidelines. With more than 30 years of combined experience, they can determine if and when pregnancy discrimination occurs in the workplace.
You may be the victim of pregnancy discrimination if you have experienced or noticed:
- Discrepancies in pay between you and a fellow employee who has similar experience, job duties and merits at work
- Unwillingness to provide required time off for pregnancy according to FMLA regulations
- Hostility or harassment from co-workers, supervisors or managers
- Demotion, disciplinary action or wrongful termination once you made your pregnancy apparent to your employer
Reach Out Today
If you are an employee who believes you were the victim of discrimination, fill out our contact form. We will contact you and provide more information about how Gallup Auerbach can help.
We help people in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties and throughout the state of Florida. An experienced lawyer will assess your case and let you know if representation from Gallup Auerbach is right for you.