Even though there are several anti-discrimination laws, it’s unfortunately hard to police everyone’s actions. As a result, discrimination continues to creep into offices and industries throughout the nation, targeting individuals or groups based on sexual orientation, race, gender, age, and pregnancy status.
Mom discrimination is a serious issue facing this group all across Minnesota. If you suspect your employer is discriminating against you based on your ability to balance being a mom and working, it’s time to seek help!
Mom discrimination appears like pressuring you to take on more work, belittling your work-life balance, making targeted statements, or even enticing you to quit because you’re a parent. Unfortunately, this is an old stigma that’s followed women into the workplace and can lead to lost wages, mental strife, and even termination. Thankfully, the lawyers at Lotas Legal are here to support you through this challenging situation by bringing a case against your employer.
Are You Experiencing Mom Discrimination in the Workplace?
Noticing the mom discrimination isn’t always easy since most often the signs are subtle: a casual remark here, reducing hours there. This is how such a prevalent problem can continue to go unnoticed by many unfortunate employees. If you’re unsure of what qualifies as mom discrimination, we’ve got you covered. Minnesota and federal law offer several protections for pregnant moms and moms with caregiving needs. While working moms are not considered a protected class, any discrimination against them could fall under one of these categories:
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
- Sex-Plus Discrimination
- Family Responsibility Discrimination
These discrimination protections help ensure that employers cannot discriminate against an employee due to their pregnancy status or caregiving responsibilities. Examples of mom discrimination in the workplace include:
- Refusal to hire a pregnant employee
- Wrongful termination due to pregnancy or new motherhood status
- Refusal to hire a single mother
- Harassing behavior targeted at mothers based on their body or caregiving role
- Limiting opportunities for advancement due to motherhood
- Not providing a place to pump breast milk
- Prevalent harmful jokes, comments, statements, and intimidation
Because of the federal PDA act and the Minnesota Human Rights Act, moms have legal protections if they are discriminated against at work due to their pregnancy status or caregiving roles. It is also illegal for an employer to wrongfully terminate or refuse employment solely based on whether or not someone is pregnant or caring for children. So, if you’ve experienced any kind of similar discrimination in the workplace, it’s time to take action.
Take Action With Our Team
Wrongful termination or refusal to hire due to your pregnancy status is an unlawful act that negatively affects hardworking moms like you. With so much at stake, it’s crucial to have a team that can guide you through this process and that understands the depth of this situation. At Lotas Legal, our team believes in creating a custom-tailored solution on a case-by-case basis to properly assess your situation, gather necessary information, and create an individualized plan to achieve the best outcome.
If you’re ready to take the next step in securing the financial compensation you deserve, reach out today! Contact our team via phone or email to set up your legal consultation with our employment discrimination attorneys in Minneapolis.
Lotas Legal: Your Advocates Against Mom Discrimination
Unfortunately, workplace discrimination is a draining experience for many moms, especially if you attempt to navigate this situation alone. However, it’s important to remember that you don’t need to fight this wrongful situation alone. With a knowledgeable discrimination attorney, you can make a claim against your employer with ease, knowing that you’ll be supported by legal counsel every step of the way.
At Lotas Legal, our compassionate lawyers understand how stressful and overwhelming it can be to risk your livelihood, especially as a new mom. Then again, please remember you’re within your right to stand up against unlawful discrimination in the workplace. That’s why our team strives to provide personalized, holistic legal services in the Twin Cities to working moms like you, needing to take action against a discriminatory employer.
Explore the legal options available to you with our attorneys at Lotas Legal, and see what damages and compensation you are entitled to after mom discrimination in the workplace. Call us at 612-355-1271 or reach out via our website to start your journey for justice today!