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Just got laid off in a company wide lay off. Not everyone from my team was laid off. However it was 3 weeks after I told management I was 4 months pregnant. Has anyone faced a possible pregnancy discrimination?

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I am not a lawyer… but I am with Fivefran. If there was a company wide layoff, I don’t see how you link this to pregnancy discrimination. Maybe there is something you are leaving out that makes you think this.

I have a friend who was laid off on maternity leave. The entire team was laid off, so she was not being treated differently then anyone else.

Large organizations typically have a financial number they are trying to hit. They lay off until they hit the number. Some companies have patterns they follow like 1) Layoff everyone employed 1 year or less. 2) Layoff everyone who is 90% salary in their band.

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Attorney time OP. Screenshot and forward all communication before you go

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If you were performing well and had records of reviews I’d hire a lawyer

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I regret not seeking out an employment attorney when my pay was cut the week that I told my last company I was pregnant. Don’t make the same mistake I did - go get a gut-check from a professional.

+1 to saving all correspondence before you go: previous performance reviews, feedback from managers/peers/direct reports, how and when you notified the company of your pregnancy.

I’m really sorry that you’re navigating this upheaval while growing a new human - you can definitely do hard things. Wishing you the best!

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Thank you!

What's your company OP?

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definitely consult an attorney before signing any severance

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I’m not seeing the correlation here tbh

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No correlation, companies lay off all the time. Discrimination implies unfair treatment or being singled out, which you weren’t if others throughout the organization got laid off.

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Im sorry to hear that OP. I personally have not but might be prudent to contact an attorney

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