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Pregnancy Discrmination

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I live in NJ. I took a brief leave of absence due to pregnancy. My employer hired someone to fill in for me, even though, I told him I would be returning to work. When I spoke to him regarding my return he stated I could not return to work. I worked part time as did the person who replaced me. I was willing to split the time with her and he said there was not enough work, however, she is now been hired for full time. I have been researching the law and it seems because I work for a small business I have no recourse. Is this true? Am I out in the cold only because of the number of employees in the office? Thank you for your time.



Basically, yes. When the laws were passed, Congress thought that to enforce them against small businesses would place an unfair burden on those businesses because they could least afford it. Unfortunately, it is the individuals working for a small businesses that need the protection more than those working for a large company.

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