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 The assisted living facility rescinded a job offer after the woman mentioned that she was pregnant.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, fire or refuse to hire an employee based on her pregnancy.
James Thompson and KC Hopkinson have limited their practice of law to Employment matters. Thompson Legal Center fights for Tampa and St. Petersburg workers who have been discriminated against based on their race, sex, national origin, disability (pregnancy) and religion. Call us today for a free, confidential consultation and we can help you navigate the EEOC process starting with submitting a Charge of Discrimination.