A question about employment discrimination in Pennsylvania:

I have recently been terminated from my place of employment. The reason give was failure to ring up my employee meal, which I did once brought to my attention. A manager was not around to do so at the time. They have been cutting back my hours for months and switching my duties from one area to another. I feel that I have been wrongly terminated and believe it is because I am 8 months pregnant. Is this just?

My response:

It is unambiguously illegal to discriminate against employees on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth or a related medical conditions [under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, part of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964]. From what you wrote, which describes disparate treatment of you compared to others, it sounds like you may have well been discriminated against.

You should know that employment discrimination claims often have a very narrow window to file (such as with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), often just 180 days after the event in question, and so you should contact an attorney promptly.