I have a note from the doctor saying I'm on quite a few restrictions. Such as (no pushing/pulling/lifting anything over 10 lbs), and no working over 8 hours per day. I'm 20 weeks pregnant, and am having some complications. WELL. She has me opening gates today. For 11 hours. Which are about 150 lbs each. I'm pushing or pulling them open, while fighting wind, AND lifting them over a curb. They're also putting me on a 14 hour shift on Christmas. I should still be doing 11 hours shifts between now and then, just nothing has been confirmed. Are they allowed to ignore my doctors note?
If they are treating you less favorably than other employees with restrictions due to the fact you are pregnant, and they know you are pregnant, that is violation of State and Federal Laws against "Pregnancy Discrimination" and most likely related to "Disability". Call an attorney at once to discuss the details. If you have been employed over a year, you may have rights under the Family Medical Leave Act, it is sometimes important to show you are able to meet the essential requirements of the job with or without an accommodation, is there someone else who can do the lifting over 10#, and to cover hours over 8 per day?
Call an Attorney, there are necessary steps and deadlines associated with each step. You will most likely need to file a "Charge" of discrimination with either a State or Federal "Equal Employment Opportunity" office. It is a VERY GOOD IDEA to have an attorney assist with the drafting and filing of the charge of discrimination.
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