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Pregnancy/ Caregiver Discrimination

Because many workplaces have been male-dominated for so long, the modern work environment has yet to catch up with the increased number of women in the workplace. Motherhood is still too often seen as a detriment to the professional space, resulting in disparate treatment during and after pregnancy. Pregnancy discrimination is tied to gender discrimination and the idea that women cannot be both mothers and productive employees at the same time.

As an expecting or new parent, you have enough stress already; you shouldn’t have to worry whether you’ll be penalized in the workplace for asserting your rights. We can help to ensure you are adequately compensated and fairly treated for your hard work, and that you’re not unfairly punished for the equally important work you do at home as a parent. If you’ve already suffered discrimination or other mistreatment, we can help you recover damages against your employer. Such repercussions will also pave the way for better treatment for your fellow employees going forward.

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Susan started the firm after she was discriminated against during her maternity leave. We have helped dozens of clients secure substantial monetary recoveries after being fired, whether through litigation or negotiation; escape hostile and discriminatory work environments, and secure parental leave benefits. We have worked with clients in all industries. In pregnancy cases especially, our clients are often afraid that the company is too big or powerful to fight. We are proud to have shown them wrong countless times and helped our clients see that they matter and that their experiences matter.

FIRED DURING PATERNITY LEAVE

“Susan and her team of associates are the pinnacles of excellence and professionalism in the realm of pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination. My wife and I were scared, confused, and angry. Susan’s demeanor with her clients, candor, and insight into the laws applicable to our case immediately assuaged our worries. We knew we had a champion in our corner. From our initial consultation to the successful resolution of our matter, we couldn’t be more grateful that we chose Crumiller P.C. Give them a call. You’ll be happy that you did.”

FIRED WHILE PREGNANT DURING PANDEMIC

“Crumiller really kept my feelings and my level of comfort in mind. They made me comfortable, and they made things really easy for me; they knew I was stressed, and allowed me to be hands off and just advocated on my behalf. I felt like my world was flipped upside down when I was let go, but when Crumiller stepped in and handled everything, it felt like, “that was the easiest thing I’ve ever done.” Like, oh, it’s easier than getting car registration. At the end of the process, thanks to Crumiller, the company ended up offering me my job back in addition to giving me a full 20 weeks of maternity leave, as well as payment for the time that I was laid off. The best thing was, I was able to sit back, relax and feel confident that my case would be handled while I was pregnant, which was invaluable to me.”

JOB OFFER RESCINDED AFTER PREGNANCY DISCLOSED

“I had never hired a lawyer before when I came to the fabulous Susan Crumiller and her fantastic, knowledgeable team. I had lots of questions, and Susan responded to my worries with patience, friendliness and flexibility. She and her team went on to represent me zealously and creatively and got me a result that I initially thought was far out of my reach. The firm did right by me thoroughly and thoughtfully, and the whole experience was validating, healing and empowering.”

Susan and her team of associates are the pinnacles of excellence and professionalism in the realm of pregnancy discrimination and wrongful termination. My wife and I found ourselves in need of representation for our situation. We were scared, confused, and angry. Susan’s demeanor with her clients, candor, and insight into the laws applicable to our case immediately assuaged our worries. We knew we had a champion in our corner. From our initial consultation to the successful resolution of our matter, we couldn’t be more grateful that we chose Crumiller P.C. Give her a call — you’ll be happy that you did.

Why reach out to us

  • When I returned from my maternity leave, my employer fired me
  • My employer hired someone to replace me while I was out on maternity leave
  • My employer thinks parenting is a woman’s job and doesn’t respect my obligations as a dad
  • My boss continually asked me to do work while I was on maternity leave
  • I was not allowed to pump at work when I returned from maternity leave, which caused my health to suffer and milk supply to diminish
  • As soon as I announced I was pregnant, I suddenly started getting overly critical performance reviews. I believe my employer is planning to fire me
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