Woman Files Lawsuit over Pregnancy Discrimination

In Tennessee as well as all across the country, employees are not allowed to be discriminated against for their age, gender, disability, medical condition and even for pregnancy. If an employee faces discrimination for these reasons, it may go against their rights under the Family Medical Leave Act and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. If you or someone you know feels like you have been discriminated against at your workplace or terminated for any of these reasons, then you should speak with a Tennessee employment and FMLA lawyer right away. They will work with you to determine your case and make sure you get the compensation you deserve by law.

According to this lawsuit, Ashley Shelton was placed on family medical leave in January when she was placed on bed rest indefinitely as a result of premature contractions during her pregnancy. At the time, she worked for Synergy Care Inc. In February Shelton was terminated from her job via an e-mail from her supervisor. Shelton then filed a lawsuit against Synergy Care Inc claiming Synergy hired another employee, Katy Shipp, in early 2011, when they learned that Shelton was pregnant.

The lawsuit also is accusing Synergy of interfering with Shelton entitlement to FMLA, violating the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Shelton is seeking damages for lost wages, salary, employment benefits, emotional pain and suffering, inconvenience, mental anguish, non pecuniary losses, punitive damages, interest, and attorney’s fees. A jury trial has been requested for the case.

In Tennessee and all over the United States, employees have the right to take FMLA leave and not face discrimination due to age, gender, disability and even pregnancy. If you feel that your rights as an employee have been violated and you have been discriminated as a result, then our caring and experienced Tennessee employment and FMLA attorneys can help you. We care about our clients and will hear your case and make sure that your rights are being upheld and that you get the compensation that is rightfully yours for what you have been through. Contact us online or call us at 800.705.2121 to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.

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