Pregnancy discrimination can take many different forms in Chicago workplaces, and it is essential for job applicants and employees to know that they have protections under Illinois state and federal law. Nobody should have to face discrimination because they are currently pregnant, planning to be pregnant, experiencing a pregnancy-related disability, or any other condition related to pregnancy. If you believe you have faced pregnancy discrimination, you should get in touch with an experienced Chicago pregnancy discrimination lawyer as soon as possible to learn more about your options for filing a discrimination claim.
Pregnancy discrimination involves disparate treatment against a job applicant or an employee as a result of one of the following:
Pregnancy discrimination is unlawful in Chicago workplaces under both state and federal law, and both job applicants and current employees have protections. Pregnancy discrimination is unlawful under the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), as well as under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 through the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978. Under federal law, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) also provides protections to job applicants and employees with pregnancy-related disabilities.
The Illinois Human Rights Act applies to employers with one or more employees (essentially, all employers), while in most cases, Title VII applies to employers with 15 or more employees.
Pregnancy discrimination can take many different forms in Chicago workplaces, including forms of discrimination targeting job applicants and current employees. The following are some examples of unlawful pregnancy discrimination in Chicago:
Nobody should have to experience pregnancy discrimination in the job application process or while working for an employer in Chicago. If you believe that you have been subject to pregnancy discrimination, an experienced Chicago pregnancy discrimination attorneys can evaluate your case for you today. Our firm can provide you with more information about your options for bringing a pregnancy discrimination claim under state or federal law. Contact the Law Office of Mitchell A. Kline for more information.