The Pregnancy Discrimination Act has made it illegal since 1978 for employers with 15 or more employees to discriminate against women who are pregnant, intend to become pregnant, or have recently been pregnant.
But what rights, exactly, are you afforded as a result of the PDA?
The PDA protects women against discrimination for potential or actual motherhood.
You can't be fired because you're pregnant, nursing, or intend to become pregnant. A potential employer also can't ask you if you have children or plan on having children in the near future.
Most bankruptcy proceedings go through without incident. However, sometimes the trustee will challenge something in a person's case, leading to what's known as an adversarial proceeding where the trustee seeks some type of redress that can't be obtained by filing a motion or paperwork with the court. If the judge decides in the trustee's favor, you could end up paying more money than you anticipated, lose assets, or even have your case dismissed.
A sudden and violent back and forth jerking motion of your head and neck sustained during an auto accident may result in a whiplash injury, which can lead to severe neck pain and decreased range of motion. While these are the most common effects of a whiplash injury, other, less common symptoms can occur, which can be either temporary or permanent.
If you sustain permanent injuries related to these less common whiplash symptoms, your physician and auto accident attorney can help you determine if you should go forward with legal action.
Did you notice that a particular nurse is always in the room with you when visiting your parent in a nursing home? If out of curiosity you decided to examine your parent and found bruises, it is possible that physical abuse has been taking place. You might want to hire a lawyer so he or she can determine if you have a strong enough case for filing and winning a lawsuit.
Regardless of how it happened, consult with a criminal defense lawyer the moment that you find yourself facing assault charges. Depending on the severity of the case, you could be facing lengthy prison time. The maximum penalty for an assault indictment is five years of jail time. This increases to 10 years if a weapon was used. If you were merely protecting yourself and acting in self defense, your criminal defense attorney will require you to gather evidence to support your claims.