FMLS & Pregnancy Discrimination Claims
The Grubb Law Group - Charleston, West Virginia, FMLA Lawyers
Many employees are entitled under federal law to a period of unpaid leave from their jobs to care for sick children or parents, spend time with an infant after childbirth, or convalesce from surgery or intensive medical treatment. Unfortunately, some workers run into problems at work when they try to take advantage of these rights. If you have experienced unfair treatment for taking medical leave or if you've encountered pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, contact the West Virginia FMLA lawyers of The Grubb Law Group.
Our Charleston medical leave attorneys can advise you about such considerations as:
- Whether you're protected under the Family and Medical Leave Act
- Your rights to job security, continuing health insurance coverage, and other benefits under state or federal law
- Maternity leave or paternity leave
- Retaliation in the form of demotion, lost promotion, or reassignment after a period of medical leave
- Retaliation for reporting violations of the FMLA
Pregnant women especially seem to run into problems at the workplace. Employers are often reluctant to hire them, and sometimes they are not allowed to return to work following a period of maternity leave. Pregnant women and new mothers may encounter difficulties concerning sick leave, vacation time, or health insurance benefits.
The West Virginia pregnancy discrimination lawyers at The Grubb Law Group can analyze the circumstances of your situation to determine whether any unfair treatment violates the FMLA, your employer's personnel policies, or our state Human Rights Act. We can then present your claim in state or federal court, and if we can't settle it on favorable terms, we'll pursue your case vigorously at trial.
Some employers seem to think that they can lower their health insurance costs by denying fair employment conditions to people with newborn children, family members with serious medical conditions, or other circumstances that don't seriously affect their value as workers. We're here to remind these employers that such conduct may be unlawful and that their exposure for civil liability and litigation expenses will more than neutralize their perceived savings. For further information about our ability to represent you on medical leave or pregnancy discrimination claims, contact the West Virginia FMLA attorneys at The Grubb Law Group in Charleston.