Pregnancy Discrimination in Minnesota

Pregnancy Discrimination in Minnesota

Being pregnant can be one of the most rewarding experiences in one’s lifetime. The anticipation of carrying your child and waiting with excitement to meet him or her is something few mothers would pass up. Unfortunately, some employers concerned about only their bottom line wrongfully view pregnancy as an unwelcome burden in the workplace and an event that costs the company money and productivity.

In Minnesota, not only is it wrong, but it is also illegal to discriminate against pregnant women in the workplace. Both the Minnesota Human Rights Act (MHRA), and federal law prohibits pregnancy discrimination or discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. Further, the Family Medical Leave Act , also provides protections to pregnant women.

Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination

If your employer has done any of the following, you may be the victim of pregnancy discrimination or retaliation in the workplace:

  • Changed or altered your work assignments or taken sales accounts away from you because of your pregnancy.
  • Discouraged you from becoming pregnant or taking time away from work after your pregnancy.
  • Questioned whether you have the “energy” or “focus” to perform your job because you are pregnant or your employer just learned that you were pregnant.
  • Terminated or laid you off after learning of your pregnancy.
  • Disciplined you after learning of your pregnancy.
  • Terminated or fired you after returning to work from child-birth.
  • Requiring you to return to work immediately after giving birth to your child.

Minnesota Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyer

Kuhlman Law is a Minneapolis, Minnesota law firm that fights for victims of pregnancy discrimination at work. If you believe you have been discriminated against by your employer because of pregnancy, contact us immediately. You may be entitled to recover wage loss, including back pay, front pay, emotional harm damages, and punitive damages to punish your employer for their illegal conduct.

We handle employment law cases throughout Minnesota in a variety of venues, including Minnesota state court, federal court, and those before administrative agency bodies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Minnesota Department of Human Rights (MDHR), and the Minneapolis Civil Rights Commission. We0 strongly believe that all people have the right to work in an environment free from harassment and discrimination.

To learn more and schedule a free consultation with Minneapolis Employee Rights Lawyer Christopher Kuhlman, call 612 349 2747