EEOC settles Pregnancy Discrimination Suit
The EEOC filed a lawsuit against a Florida assisted living facility for disability discrimination based on a woman’s pregnancy. The assisted living facility rescinded a job offer after the woman mentioned that she was pregnant. The EEOC filed suit in the Middle District Court of Florida and then was able to negotiate a settlement.
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act is an amendment to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Both Federal and Florida Law protect women who are pregnant from being discriminated against. Employers cannot discriminate,