Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination in NJ
New Jersey law firm asserts women’s rights in the workplace
For federal and state prohibitions against gender discrimination to achieve their goal of ensuring equality in the workplace, the law must also prohibit adverse job actions against women who are or plan to become pregnant. Rather than allow businesses a loophole to force women out of employment, the law forbids discrimination and requires reasonable accommodations. As one of Northern New Jersey’s largest plaintiffs employment law firms, Deutsch Atkins, P.C. represents female employees at all levels of the workforce. We have extensive experience representing senior management, executives and officers who have encountered various problems related to pregnancy discrimination:
Lawyers effectively handle NJ pregnancy discrimination claims
Deutsch Atkins, P.C. has the experience necessary to effectively handle NJ pregnancy discrimination claims involving complex evidentiary matters. Our founding partners have more than 50 years of combined experience protecting the rights of employees. Along with our associates, we have obtained millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for thousands of clients for discriminatory acts such as sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
Understanding NJ pregnancy discrimination
To establish a valid legal claim for pregnancy discrimination in New Jersey, you do not have to establish that an employer fired you only because of your pregnancy. You simply have to establish that your pregnancy was part of the reason for the discrimination you encountered.
Pregnancy discrimination in New Jersey can be difficult to prove. Usually, these claims involve circumstantial evidence rather than direct proof. However, the New Jersey Family Medical Leave Act is in place to protect you as a NJ employee. A pregnancy discrimination attorney at Deutsch Atkins, P.C. can leverage this act to support your case.
Pregnancy discrimination cases in New Jersey always present a challenge. Although a boss may make comments regarding the hardships your maternity leave causes the company or negative remarks regarding your time off work, the evidence may not be quite as clear. In wrongful termination cases, we investigate the history of dismissals in the company that may have pertained to pregnancy. We examine many factors, including the time between when you announced your pregnancy and your termination, to see if the reason given by the employer can stand up to scrutiny. The detailed nature of the investigation is only one reason why retaining an experienced New Jersey pregnancy discrimination attorney is critical to the successful outcome of your case.
Contact our NJ lawyers for exceptional pregnancy discrimination representation
If you were terminated while you were pregnant or immediately after you gave birth, you may have a claim for pregnancy discrimination. Call 551.245.8894 or contact our offices to discuss your legal remedies with one of our experienced employment law attorneys. We have offices in Hackensack, Bergen County, New Jersey; Rockland County, New York; and Midtown Manhattan.