Pregnant Employee Rights
In Massachusetts, female employees have pregnant employee rights. An employer cannot discriminate against you when hiring to fill a position, when firing, or when determining your pay or the conditions or privileges of your employment. An employer must not discriminate against you because of medical information.
Harassment based upon pregnancy can be actionable. Discrimination against pregnant workers is a type of sexual discrimination under both Massachusetts law and federal law. Pregnant employee rights are that an employer cannot fire, demote or apply rules to a pregnant person that are not applied equally to other employees. The employer must restore the employee to her previous position – the one held prior to any temporary changes made to accommodate her pregnancy – or to place her in an equal position with the same status, pay, length of service credit and seniority as the previous position. “Hardship” is not an argument an employer can use to avoid this responsibility. This leave is also allowed in addition to earned vacation time and accumulated sick days. You may be entitled to accommodations for your pregnancy conditions.
Our law office serves the following cities and towns in Massachusetts as well as their surrounding areas:
Agawam, Amesbury, Attleboro, Barnstable, Beverly, Boston, Braintree, Bridgewater, Brockton, Cambridge, Chelsea, Chicopee, Easthampton, Everett, Fall River, Fitchburg, Framingham, Franklin, Gardner, Gloucester, Greenfield, Haverhill, Holyoke, Lawrence, Leominster, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Marlborough, Medford, Melrose, Methuen, New Bedford, Newburyport, Newton, North Adams, Northampton, Palmer, Peabody, Pittsfield, Quincy, Randolph, Revere, Salem. Somerville. Southbridge, Springfield, Taunton, Waltham, Watertown, Westfield, West Springfield, Weymouth, Wilbraham, Winthrop, Woburn and Worcester.