Layoff and wife been pregnancy.

Dear Lawyer,
May I ask the question for about my right.
My wife just got pregnancy. And I am the
only one person work in the family. Are
I protected by any law if the employer
going to lay off.

Best Regards
Charlie

1 answer  |  asked Jun 1, 2001 3:52 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Margaret A. Harris
Wife's Pregnancy Does Not Protect Husband's Job

I regret to tell you that the fact that your wife is pregnant does not give you any particular legal right. Now, if you have a boss who is a good human being, that should make a difference. The law does not, however, require the boss to spare you from a layoff because your wife is pregnant. Now, if you are being laid off BECAUSE your wife is pregnant -- or because you have said that you want to take some time off when the baby is born under the Family & Medical Leave Act, well that would be a different story.

posted by Margaret A. Harris  |  Jun 2, 2001 2:37 PM [EST]

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