Is Pregnancy Discrimination Sex Discrimination?
A jury in California just awarded $185 million to a former AutoZone employee who faced discrimination from all levels of management while pregnant. Of course, it was a civil action against workplace discrimination that resulted in this settlement, but it was federal law that was examined when the jury was reaching its decision.
According to section 701 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, discriminating against pregnant women is a form of sex discrimination. In fact, the Act holds that no employee shall be discriminated against based on “[T]he basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; and women affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions shall be treated the same for all employment-related purposes...”
If you believe you have been mistreated at work due to a pregnancy, the New Hampshire employment law attorneys at Van Dorn & Curtiss can help. We have decades of combined experience helping victims of discrimination get justice and are prepared to take your case as far as necessary to ensure you are provided the justice you are due.
To schedule your free consultation with one of our New Hampshire workplace discrimination attorneys, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss today.