The attorneys at Corr|Downs fight tirelessly for women who have suffered harassment, discrimination, and retaliation because of their pregnancy, potential pregnancy, or status as a new mother and caregiver. This type of unlawful conduct takes many forms including, but not limited to, denial of leave, denial of accommodations, unfavorable assignments, demotions, and terminations.
Among other laws, the Washington Law Against Discrimination (WLAD) protects pregnant employees from discrimination based on pregnancy, pregnancy-related illnesses or disabilities, or likelihood of becoming pregnant. This law prohibits employers from harassing, demoting, terminating, or otherwise discriminating against any employee for becoming pregnant or because of the birth of a child.
Employers in Washington must also treat a woman on pregnancy-related leave the same as other employees on leave for sickness or other temporary disabilities. This means that employers must provide the same disability leave benefits to women who are pregnant or have recently given birth as they provide to any other employee. This also means that disabilities related to pregnancy or childbirth cannot be excluded from an employer’s other leave or benefits policies.
Moreover, Washington law prohibits employers from using an employee’s pregnancy, or potential pregnancy, as the basis for an employment decision. Therefore, an employee is not required to disclose her pregnancy or potential pregnancy to her employer or prospective employer. If you are pregnant and decide to disclose your pregnancy to your employer, Washington law prohibits your employer from treating you any differently than other employees.
At Corr|Downs, we hold employers accountable when they violate the law. Our attorneys litigate pregnancy-related matters in federal and state court as well as before administrative agencies. We have a strong track record of obtaining significant compensation for our Clients who have been the victims of pregnancy discrimination and retaliation.
Your damages could include compensation for the following:
If you feel you are being treated unfairly at work based on your pregnancy, it is critically important for you to seek legal representation as soon as possible. We conduct a free initial assessment of your case to determine if we can provide assistance. We take most cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any attorneys’ fees unless you win or recover compensation.
Contact us now by calling (206) 962-5040
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