Pregnancy Discrimination

Protecting the Rights of Pregnant Workers in Michigan

Employees do not give up their rights when they become pregnant. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) prohibits employers from discriminating against pregnant employees in the workplace. Unfortunately, too many employers continue to penalize workers for becoming pregnant and to resist providing maternity leave and other needed accommodations for pregnant employees and nursing mothers.

At Blanchard & Walker, our skilled attorneys provide the victims of pregnancy discrimination with attentive service and strong advocacy. We have the knowledge, resources and tenacity required to support you and hold your employer accountable.

Examples of Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination isn’t always obvious, but you should seek the advice and representation of an attorney if any of the following apply to your situation:

  • An employer refused to hire you because you were or are pregnant
  • Your employer won’t allow you to perform certain jobs or won’t consider you for a promotion
  • Your employer refused to allow you to take leave
  • Your employer took away your company-provided health insurance
  • Your employer terminated workplace benefits such as work-from-home privileges

When in doubt, it is best to speak to an attorney about your situation. We can help you determine if you are being discriminated against, retaliated against, or otherwise being mistreated in a way that violates your rights under Michigan or federal laws.

You Deserve Better. We Can Help.

Your pregnancy should be a joyous time in your life as you look forward to welcoming a child. If your employer is giving you a hard time or trying to push you out the door, our lawyers can help navigate human resources questions and make sure your employer follows the law.