I am an employee of a private company (I work in DC. The company is based / headquartered elsewhere.) on a three-year contract. It expires three weeks after I am expected to start maternity leave / FMLA / short term disability.
I did expect my contract to be extended this time. My contract has been renewed three times before. My reviews are exemplary. There is nothing negative in my file. My boss has said he’s happy with my performance.
We went through a sale a few months back— but we’ve hired more people so I know there isn’t any downsizing happening.
I think my contract will not be extended because I am pregnant. Does it matter since a contract is a contract and it's ending?
Is there any recourse to at least get it extended until the end of my short term disability?