The year is 2020, and one can be forgiven for believing that employment discrimination based on pregnancy is a thing of the past in Florida and elsewhere around the nation. Sadly, it is not. A woman in another state is claiming employment discrimination based on her pregnancy.
The woman, a manager at Google, became pregnant with her second child. She was told that there was concern that her impending leave would cause stress among her team, and she was denied leadership and advancement opportunities because of that. She also believed that this was in retaliation for the fact that she had previously stood up for a pregnant co-worker.
Pregnancy discrimination continues to be an issue in the American workplace. Studies show that women who are mothers are 50% less likely to be called in for a second interview than women who are childless. Women with children who are hired, according to studies, receive on average $11,000 less per year in salary than women who do not have children.
The year is 2020, and unemployment is near a 50-year low. Employers claim to have trouble finding good hires. If an expectant mother in Florida has been let go from her job or believes she’s been overlooked for advancement or promotion due to a pregnancy, she may have a case for employment discrimination. A consultation with an attorney experienced in labor law may provide some answers. A lawyer can review the facts of the case and advise the client as to what legal options may be available to her.