New York, NY asked in Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Massachusetts

Q: Can an employer suggest asking your doctor for early maternity leave when an issue is brought to his attention?

I Was pregnant two years ago and the issue still makes me upset and uneasy. A coworker had been talkin about me multiple times maliciously to other coworkers about my status at work and being pregnant. When brought to my general managers attention he suggested I talk to my doctor about taking early maternity leave since I had gotten so upset.

1 Lawyer Answer
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Answered
  • San Jose, CA
  • Licensed in Massachusetts

A: Is there a continuing hostile work environment or gender-based discrimination issue here? That should be investigated. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any Attorney-Client relationship.

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