Imagine working at a job you love. You’re getting to know your coworkers and really enjoy the atmosphere. You get comfortable, so you decide that you are in a good position to start your family.
After finding out that you’re pregnant, you come to work excited to tell people about it. You let a few closer coworkers and a supervisor know. The supervisor looks disapproving. Then, a few days later, you find yourself without a job.
Pregnancy discrimination can lead to wrongful terminations
Unfortunately, there are times when pregnancy discrimination may lead to a wrongful discharge from your position. Employers are not allowed to discriminate against women who get pregnant, but it can be tough to prove that’s what happened.
There are some ways you can do so, though. The most important thing to do is to keep documentation.
What kinds of documentation can help your case?
The documentation that is most likely to help your case includes:
- Your work reviews and employee evaluations prior to the sudden dismissal
- Information about why the company claims you were fired — and why you think you were fired
- Any kind of communication from any point that shows management’s attitude about your pregnancy
- Information about witnesses who were present to see the exchange between you and management
Essentially, you want to gather as much proof as you can that the managers or boss fired you for pregnancy and no other reason. If you have a solid history of good work, this can also help prove that there was no other possible reason for your discharge. Our site has more on what to do if you’re discriminated against on the job. Please continue reviewing our site to learn more or contact us directly about your situation.