New Jersey Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers
Pregnancy discrimination in NJ
Employers often have a strong motive to get rid of pregnant employees because they often require accommodations such as a modified work schedule (including maternity leave). Employer’s feel this impacts their business and can cost them money and inconvenience other employees. One of the most powerful ways that our New Jersey pregnancy discrimination lawyers prove pregnancy discrimination is through a timeline. For example, if you have announced your pregnant and suddenly get a poor work evaluation after working for the company for years, that could be considered discrimination. Similarly, if you are returning from maternity leave and you find your job responsibilities have changes, that might be discrimination as well. Please read the following page for more in-depth coverage of pregnancy discrimination in NJ.
New Jersey Family responsibility discrimination
Today many employees have caregiving responsibilities at home, whether for children, elderly parents, or family members with medical conditions. They too often experience discrimination in the workplace. This is known as family responsibilities discrimination or caregiver discrimination.
There is no federal or New Jersey law that explicitly prohibits employers from discrimination against employees on the basis of their family responsibilities. However, family responsibilities discrimination often takes the form of gender stereotyping. For example, employers may believe that female employees with children are more likely to put their families ahead of their jobs. Conversely, the same employers may judge a male employee who seeks time off from work for family responsibilities. This is due to the stereotype that men should put their jobs first and let their wives bear the brunt of caregiving duties. Please read the following page for more in-depth coverage of family responsibility discrimination in New Jersey.
If you are being or have been discriminated against because you are pregnant or you need to care for children, elderly relatives, or relatives with disabilities, call our New Jersey pregnancy discrimination lawyers at Lenzo & Reis, LLC at 973-845-9922. We represent people with discrimination claims in Morristown, Newark, Jersey City and throughout New Jersey.