Despite the fact there are federal and state laws preventing discrimination based on pregnancy, these incidents remain too common. Women may face resistance when they request maternity leave and return to work only to face retaliation with demotion, pay reduction or termination.
These instances of gender discrimination are actionable and it may be possible to receive compensation if this happens to you. Here are the laws preventing pregnancy discrimination and what to do if you face this ordeal.
The Pregnancy Discrimination