In Colorado, pregnant women must be treated the same as other workers and job applicants. The basic principle of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which applies to all employers of 15 or more workers, is that pregnant women must be treated the same as other applicants and employees on the basis of their ability or inability to work. Women who are planning to become pregnant are protected by the same law.
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Pregnant women are protected from illegal termination, demotion, harassment and discrimination. Employers must make reasonable accommodations for their pregnancy, including reassignment to a less strenuous position. Women (and men, under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993) are allowed to take leave for the birth of a child.
Are you being discriminated against because you’re expecting? Contact pregnancy discrimination attorneys at Employment Law Office of Colorado.
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If you have been discriminated against because you were or are pregnant, or were denied rightful maternity leave, you may be entitled to compensation.
Note: The law is that women who have an abortion or plan to have an abortion are likewise protected. Employers may not terminate or discriminate against a woman employee on this basis.
It is also important to note that there is a statute of limitation on pregnancy discrimination cases. If you are considering action, now is the time to contact pregnancy discrimination attorneys at Employment Law Office of Colorado.
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