Familial Status Discrimination
Pregnancy discrimination is prohibited under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, under the prohibition of discrimination based upon “familial status.” In addition, in order to support family obligations, the New Jersey Family Leave Act (NJFLA) and the Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) offer mandatory leave protection, for qualified employers and employees, of up to 12 weeks, to welcome the birth or adoption of a child or to offer care for the medical needs of your children.
Some employers also make moral choices for their employees and judge the choice to adopt, to become a single parent, or otherwise discriminate against employees on the basis of choices concerning the raising of a family. Such discrimination can often masquerade as other legitimate reasons for the adverse acts.
The attorneys at Costello & Mains, LLC, have been protecting men, women and their families from familial status discrimination for decades. If you or a loved one has experienced this type of pregnancy discrimination or familial status discrimination, contact our Mount Laurel, New Jersey, attorneys. You can reach us at 856-291-0642 (local) or 800-421-0212 (toll-free) or contact us online to arrange a confidential consultation.