Experienced Legal Counsel In Pregnancy Discrimination Cases
Despite advances in women’s rights, work-related discrimination against pregnant women remains a relatively widespread problem in various fields and industries. The federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against pregnant women in any aspect of employment, including:
- Promotional opportunities
- Working conditions
- Benefits and health insurance
- Firing, layoffs or termination
Women have important pregnancy rights under the Family and Medical Leave Act. Additionally, employers must allow nursing mothers to take reasonable breast-feeding breaks under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
The Procedural Complexities Of Pregnancy Discrimination Cases
Pregnancy discrimination cases tend to be extremely fact-specific. They require a strong advocate who is familiar with federal law and regulations. In many cases, the claims proceed through arbitration before ever reaching a courtroom. It is essential to work with an attorney who is experienced in all aspects of discrimination claims, from the initial investigation to arbitration to potential litigation and appeals.
Experienced Counsel For Employees And Employers
At the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, P.A., in South Florida, we provide experienced representation for employers and employees in employment discrimination claims. Mr. Costales has the extensive experience and in-depth knowledge necessary for navigating pregnancy discrimination claims. As a former administrative law judge and trial lawyer for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, he has firsthand insight into effective strategies at each stage of the process. He is also board-certified as an expert in labor and employment law by The Florida Bar.
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Whether you are an employee who has been subjected to pregnancy discrimination in the workplace or an employer facing a discrimination claim, we can help. Based in Miami, our lawyer handles pregnancy discrimination claims throughout South Florida. Contact the firm at 877-389-7395 for a free telephone consultation with our office.