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Pregnancy and Childbirth Retaliation

Richmond Pregnancy & Childbirth Retaliation Attorneys

Expecting & New Mothers Are Protected by State & Federal Laws

Whether you are pregnant, are a new mother, or are experiencing medical conditions as a result of pregnancy or childbirth, you shouldn’t have to face discrimination at work. Added to federal protections provided by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and Americans with Disabilities Act is a recently passed amendment to the Virginia Human Rights Act that prohibits employment discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions – including lactation.

If your employer has imposed a reprimand or any kind of punishment against you related to your pregnancy, LawrenceQueen can help you take legal action. The expansion of the Virginia Human Rights Act – called the Virginia Values Act – went into effect on July 1, 2020, providing expecting and new mothers with a variety of new protections against workplace discrimination. If you believe you were unlawfully treated by your employer after the Virginia Values Act became law, our Richmond pregnancy and childbirth retaliation attorneys can help you fight for fair and just compensation and other legal remedies.

Learn more about what LawrenceQueen can do for you by scheduling an initial consultation with our lawyers. Get in touch with our legal team by reaching out online or by calling (804) 409-8689

How Do Employers Retaliate against Employees for Pregnancy & Childbirth?

Employers can expect a lot from their employees, and those who fail to meet expectations can find themselves subjected to unfavorable consequences. This is retaliation in a nutshell, and it becomes illegal when done to discriminate against people with protected characteristics.

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    The Virginia Values Act

    An extension of the Virginia Human Rights Act, the Virginia Values Act became law on July 1, 2020, adding new protections for LGBTQ employees as well as those who are pregnant or have experienced childbirth.

    Specifically, the law now prohibits employers with five or more employees from discriminating or discharging workers on the basis of their pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition, such as lactation. The law now provides that women who have experienced discrimination, such as retaliation, for these reasons may file a lawsuit for up to two years after the last incident occurred.

    While other claimants must first undergo an investigation from the Virginia Division of Human Rights (DHR)before a right to sue is issued, women alleging pregnancy/childbirth discrimination can file a complaint directly with the state court without going through DHR first.

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    Our pregnancy and childbirth retaliation attorneys in Richmond are here to help employees like you assert your rights. If you suffered a negative consequence and believe it was because your employer discriminated against you, schedule a consultation with our legal team to learn more about your options.

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