Pregnancy Leave of Absence
Experienced Employment Attorneys in Indianapolis
While joyous, the time leading up to and following the birth of your child
can also be stressful and often requires your full-time attention. Unlike
some states that allow employees the option to take time off for birth
or adoption, Indiana has no such laws in place. However, you may be protected
by several federal employment acts, including the Family and Medical Leave
Act as well as the Pregnancy Discrimination Act.
If you feel that your or your spouse’s employment rights have been
violated as it relates to your pregnancy, it’s vital to contact
Indianapolis employment lawyer immediately. At Biesecker Dutkanych & Macer, LLC, our attorneys have
more than 50 years of collective experience representing employees and
their families. We can help you recover fair compensation for unlawful
treatment by your employer.
Don’t remain idle if your rights have been violated. Take action
by calling (317) 537-9920 today.
Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
If the Indiana company you work for employs 50 or more people, they are
most likely bound by the federal Family and Medical Leave Act. Essentially,
this act allows up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave during a 12-month period.
This leave is fully job-protected, meaning you are legally entitled to
return to your same position after you return from leave. The federal
government considers pregnancy to be a serious health condition, meaning
it is covered under FMLA.
If your employer has refused FMLA leave, or demoted or terminated you as
a result of the leave, you may be entitled to fair compensation. Contact
our firm today for a free consultation, and our Indianapolis employment
lawyers can help you better understand the strength of your case.
Call our firm today to request a free case evaluation.
Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
Another federal act, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, applies universally
to all companies, no matter how many employees they have. This act states
that if a company provides leave or benefits to employees with serious
medical conditions such as a heart attack or cancer, then the same benefits
must be extended to pregnant women as well. While an employer still may
not be required to offer such leave, they cannot choose to exclude pregnant women.
Have You Been Unlawfully Discriminated Against?
If your employer is failing to provide mandated leave, or refuses to comply
with the regulations set forth in the FMLA or PDA, you may be entitled
to fair compensation for this mistreatment. Although Indiana lags behind
other states in terms of protection for pregnant employees, there is still
legal recourse for many employees.
At Biesecker Dutkanych & Macer, LLC, we have spent more than 50 years
working on behalf of employees and their families. When you retain our
firm, our Indianapolis employment lawyers will take the time to learn
about you and the unique details of your case—information which
we use to craft a personalized and maximally effective legal strategy.
Call (317) 537-9920 today to retain skilled legal counsel from our firm.