Know Your Pregnancy Rights in Employment

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Many pregnant people face discrimination from their employers after revealing their pregnancy; however, all forms of pregnancy discrimination are against the law. This resource can help you understand your rights during pregnancy so that you can recognize and address any potential violations.

“When sharing your good news with coworkers, discrimination might be the last thing on your mindBut the truth is that many women are treated unfairly — or even fired — after revealing the news of their pregnancy. As long as a pregnant woman is able to perform the major functions of her job, not hiring or firing her because she is pregnant is against the law.”

Note: While this resource refers to ‘pregnant women’ we would like to believe it will be helpful for any pregnant person who wants to understand their rights in their workplace. However, we don’t feel confident that, in our current legal landscape, trans and nonbinary pregnant people are equally protected. It is always worth speaking with a lawyer or another qualified expert to understand your legal rights and likely options if facing discrimination.