"Job Elimination" two days after notification of pregnancy

I was let go of my company two days after I notified them of my pregnancy. They stated that my position had been eliminated with no other explimation. There is now a male employee that assumed the duties I performed. Would this be cause for wrongful termination due to pregnancy discrimination?

1 answer  |  asked Jan 14, 2005 9:01 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

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Margaret A. Harris
Certainly Sounds Fishy

If you were fired because you are pregnant, that would be against the law -- state law and federal law. The company cannot be too small -- to be covered by the law, it has to have at least 15 employees. That's the general rule, but there are legal technicalities like counting part time, number of weeks, not counting owners, etc. To read a general summary of the law, go to www.workplacefairness.org. You can click on a map and get the information for Texas. Whether you call my firm or some other lawyer, please make sure the lawyer knows this area of the law -- and please get advice soon. Good luck.

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  Jan 14, 2005 11:02 PM [EST]

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