I live in Philadelphia and I just started working for my dream company last week through a temp agency. I was hired to cover someone going out on maternity leave but the company has been making plans for me to be a permanent employee from day 1. I'm currently 21 weeks pregnant and today I was told by the manager that hired me since she didn't know I was pregnant they can no longer make me permanent and will have to use me and my time until Oct 25th which is my due date. Is that legal?
1 Answer from Attorneys
That sounds like classic pregnancy discrimination which would be illegal under state and federal law. You should contact a lawyer in your area who specializes in employment discrimination cases. I have done several pregnancy discrimination cases recently, but I'm in Pittsburgh.