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I need to know what to do in order to file a claim against my employer for discrimination and creating a hostile work environment for the employees

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Kentucky

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

Full time but now my schedule was changed without any notice and my hours have been cut to part time almost forcing me to try and find other means of employment

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Yes I am still currently employed there and don't want to do anything that is going to make things even harder on me. Also I'm pregnant and I feel I am being discriminated against

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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Employment Lawyer: Legal Eagle, Lawyer replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. This to me sounds like you would have a case of employment discrimination because you are pregnant (a disability under the law and generally considered sexual discrimination because you are female) which is prohibited under state and federal law at 42 USC 2000e-2. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission field office in your area will serve as the agency that would oversee the complaint, should you decide to file one. There are some basic processes that the EEOC files that I think you should be aware of, and I have listed them below:

The initial pre-complaint process can be found at 29 C.F.R. §1614.105. This is the process whereby you may bring this action to an Equal Employment Opportunity Counselor within 45 days. The Counselors must advise
individuals in writing of their rights and responsibilities, including the right to request a hearing after an investigation by the agency. The process may go through informal mediation wherein the employer and the employee try to come to a reasonable agreement. It’s voluntary and I highly recommend it in most cases.

Regardless, the EEO Counselor will issue a report based on their initial findings. Once the employee receives notice of the findings, they have 15 days to file a formal complaint.

The formal complaint process can be found at 29 C.F.R. §1614.106-108. Basically, the EEO will conduct a full investigation and come up with a Report of Investigation. The employee has the right to request an administrative hearing with an administrative judge after receiving the ROI or they may sue in a federal district court. Mediation is always still on the table. If the parties cannot mediate, then the parties will go through the administrative process or a federal civil proceedings and then the judge will issue a “Final Agency Decision” (for administrative hearings) or a ruling (for civil actions) If the employee doesn’t like the decision, then they can always appeal. A quick Google search will reveal your local EEO office so check that out.

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