Why is my doctor's note not being allowed?
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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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