Accommodations And Protections For Pregnant Employees
You may not have a job that requires physical labor. However, if you are pregnant, there may be medical issues connected to your pregnancy that prevent you from getting your work done. These temporary complications can have a long-term impact if your supervisor fires, demotes or fails to promote you now that you need workplace accommodations.
In Nevada, pregnant employees may be protected under these federal and state laws:
- The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)
- Family And Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
- Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
- Nevada Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (NPWFA)
For years, Ace Law Group discrimination lawyers have helped pregnant employees defend against employer retaliation and other workplace violations. Led by our principal attorney, Patrick W. Kang, our award-winning legal team customizes legal strategies that hold employers responsible for their unlawful actions. When you read about our outstanding results, you will see why so many Las Vegas residents entrust their case to our firm.
Under the ADA, You May Be Entitled To These Accommodations
If pregnancy-related medical conditions temporarily affect your job performance, you may receive the same protections as other employees who are temporarily disabled. These arrangements may include:
- Light duty work
- Disability or unpaid leave
- Alternative assignments
Your employer may not want to tell you that you can ask to receive these adjustments. When you do seek this accommodation, however, your employer can require a doctor’s statement that supports your request. Contact our team to learn more about legal protections for pregnant employees.