Pregnancy Employment Discrimination
Whether you are four weeks or five months into your pregnancy, now is the time to consider your maternity leave. Under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), pregnant women have a variety of rights. The FMLA legislation, passed in 1993, guarantees unpaid job leave for up to 12 weeks. This protection only applies for pregnant women who work in companies with 50-plus employees. (There are some exceptions to this rule. Elementary and secondary school teachers are covered, no matter what, as are certain government workers.)
You should know and protect your rights under the FMLA to prevent employment discrimination.