Have you been passed over for a job opportunity because you were pregnant? Were you fired or turned down for a promotion after disclosing your pregnancy to your employer? These examples of pregnancy discrimination are situations many women face. Fortunately, the law prohibits employers from considering pregnancy as a factor in the hiring process, accrual and crediting of seniority, vacation calculation, pay increases, and temporary disability benefits. If an employee is temporarily unable to perform her job due to pregnancy, she must be treated the same as any other temporarily disabled employee. In addition, it is illegal to limit pregnancy-related benefits to married employees. Pregnancy is stressful without unfair and discriminatory treatment at work. Contact the law offices of Carlin & Buchsbaum to recover the back pay, benefits or damages you deserve.