Portland, OR asked in Civil Rights, Employment Discrimination and Employment Law for Oregon

Q: Discrimination?

Do I have a leg to stand on as to getting unemployment then?

The first appeal is happening next week, they denied the first request although.

This goes a little deeper , I had a procedure done( abortion) , I already can't give my daughter the attention a toddler needs due to work engrossing my life..my female manager made it clear she was pro life, saying several times , I would take the baby if you didn't want it. Several.

After all was said and done, I started receiving minor write ups, and upon her discretion, she gave me something that prevented me from getting promoted, after I had an interview for the position she wanted. Downhill from their .. telling my fellow employees behind my back to not listen to me , everything I did was wrong, yet to my face she instructed new hires to shadow me... then it came to this mysterious Voicemail being the reason they had to let someone who made the location meet it's goals ever since I moved to it. Any advice?

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Hillsboro, OR
  • Licensed in Oregon

A: At the hearing, if the employer does not produce the voicemail (first to you prior to the hearing) then object that they have no evidence to support termination for cause. In general, your argument will be that even if they had cause to fire you (assuming there were no extreme circumstances), you were not on notice that your job was in jeopardy.

As to the rest, I personally have not heard of a discrimination claim quite like that, so you might want to search for an attorney who has handled pregnancy related claims. There may be some sort of protection, and if there was, then you may have a case against the employer. Just act fast, as most of the time you only have a year to file a lawsuit.

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