The Pregnancy Discrimination Act has been in effect since 1978, but discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace is still all too common. Statistics from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that hears complaints of employment discrimination, show that pregnancy discrimination claims are on the rise. Almost 6,000 complaints of pregnancy discrimination were […]
Jeffrey Cohen and his partners at McTeague Higbee represent workers' rights across the state of Maine. They use this blog to educate Mainers about their rights in a number of different legal matters. Jeff is the managing partner of the workers’ rights firm, McTeague HIgbee. He concentrates his practice mainly in the areas of workers’ compensation, personal injury, and appellate practice. Jeff frequently lectures to various professional groups on workers’ compensation and occupational disease. His peers have selected him for inclusion in the 2014 Best Lawyers in America for his work in workers’ compensation.