Can a pregnant woman be terminated becuase she was working in a construction site and there was no light duty for her?

Asked 10 months ago - Houston, TX

Can an employer terminate a pregnant woman that was working in a construction site as a laborer and they did not have light duty for her? is that legal?

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  1. Edward James Kazaleh

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    Answered . Your question needs the evaluation of your attorney. However, if you do terminate her for being pregnant, kindly ask her to get on AVVO to look for a litigation Attorney in Houston....

    Edward J. Kazaleh, Esq. www.kazaleh.vpweb.com Office 713-659-1000 or EMAIL: ek@bizlaw.pro DISCLAIMER: THE ABOVE... more
  2. Thomas A. Ricotta

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    Answered . This would heavily depend on the facts and circumstances. You should contact a local employment attorney and discuss this with them in further detail.

    This answer does not constitute legal advice and you should contact an attorney to confirm or research further any... more
  3. William Fulton Broemer

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    Answered . Please see my response to your duplicate question.

    Your question has been answered as a courtesy. This is not paid legal advice. Nothing in this communication is... more
  4. Leizer Z Goldsmith

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    Answered . At a minimum, assuming the employer has enough employees to be covered by the Family & Medical Leave Act, the employer would have to permit the employee to remain in a leave status for twelve weeks first. Perhaps she will be ready to return at that point. Assuming that does not cover the situation, the details must be reviewed with qualified counsel as there is a duty to accommodate the pregnancy situation when possible. Also, the employer will need to take care to not treat the pregnant employee worse than other employees who were temporarily incapacitated.

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