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5 Reasons White-Collar Women Don’t Speak Up About Pregnancy Discrimination

pregnancy discriminationOne might think that pregnancy discrimination is rare. Yet, pregnancy discrimination is not only common, it is on the rise.

Many women, however, don’t take action, even in the face of blatant illegal behavior.

As an employment lawyer focused on pregnancy discrimination, I frequently talk to workers reticent to take action. Why are so many professional, well-educated women not standing up for themselves and fighting for their rights when faced with blatant pregnancy discrimination?

There are 5 core reasons.

  1. They don’t know the law on pregnancy and caregiver discrimination.
  2. They believe “lawyering up” will ruin their career.
  3. They believe taking action is futile because they are at-will employed, so why bother?
  4. They think they need a smoking gun to win.
  5. They feel guilty.

Sadly, these reasons are based on false assumptions.

You can read more about why they are false in an article I wrote for the Huffington Post

Don’t let these assumptions keep you from seeking legal help if you have experienced discrimination because of a pregnancy. Contact our office today to schedule a free call with our intake specialist.

You owe it to yourself to know your options.

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