It might be the year 2015, but there is still a lot of unlawful discrimination going on in our world, even for pregnant women. In 2006, the EEOC actually received over 5000 complaints from new moms where they were having trouble at work because they were pregnant. But, in 2015, while this number has gone down, it’s still quite a problem and is still quite prevalent in the workplace. There are laws that keep you safe, however, but sometimes it’s less about complaining about being treated unfairly and more about knowing your rights. If you are pregnant or you want to know more about pregnancy discrimination, continue to read below for more information.
In a perfect world you could get pregnant and you could still keep your job without your boss or other people harassing you. In a perfect world, people wouldn’t act disgraceful and wouldn’t make you stressed out during an emotion time in your life. Unfortunately, this is not a perfect world and sometimes you run into jerks that think they are above the law or they think they can do whatever they want because they are the “boss”. If there are laws to protect same sex couples, laws to protect people with disabilities and laws to protect people from being discriminated against because of creed or race you better be darn sure there are also laws against pregnancy harassment! If you are pregnant and you feel that you are being harassed, take a look at the steps below under the employment law to see if you qualify for pregnancy harassment and what you can do.