Thursday, May 6, 2010
UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE - PREGNANCY
I have a hearing today where the issue is whether the Claimant, who was pregnant and delivered birth, voluntary separated after delivery, as the Employer claims. The Claimant claims the job was terminated because of the pregnancy. In this type of case, one must not just research the Appeals Board decisions but also the Federal and State laws regarding pregnancy discrimination as well as the Federal Medical Leave Act and advise the Claimant to consult with the appropriate agencies and with specialized counsel to consider discrimination claims.