My employer fired me claiming I was not fulfilling my duties properly because I could no longer move boxes in the warehouse were I had been working. I was pregnant at the time and I had told my boss that my back was given me problems but I was still showing up to work everyday.
By Deskin Law Firm
The law states that failing to accommodate a pregnant employee's request for transfer to less strenuous or hazardous duties may constitute discrimination, especially if her health care provider advised her to have less strenuous conditions for her employment.
In fact, a woman can sue for pregnancy discrimination even though she not pregnant at the time of the discriminatory act. A woman cannot be discriminated against because of her capacity to become pregnant.
To figure out if your discrimination situation is illegal you must determine:
1. If you are an employee protected from discrimination under the law.
3. If your employer's conduct is considered discriminatory under the law.