EEOC Wins Pregnancy Discrimination Suit

pregnancy discriminationThe EEOC filed and won a lawsuit against Orlando Float, an Orlando massage therapy company, for pregnancy discrimination. The EEOC charged that Orlando Float required all pregnant employees to produce a doctor’s note, regardless of whether the employee was requesting any changes in her work conditions and responsibilities. Orlando Float claimed that this was to protect the safety interests of pregnant women and their unborn children. A pregnant employee expressed concern over the requirement to produce a doctor’s note and was fired on her next shift. 

Orlando Float’s actions were in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended by the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. By the conclusion of the lawsuit, the employee was awarded $27,000 in monetary relief, and Orlando Float has now entered a five-year consent decree settling the suit which contains substantial equitable relief, including prohibitions against unlawful discrimination. If you or someone you know believe that you have been discriminated against because of your sex or pregnancy, please call KC Hopkinson or James Thompson at Thompson Legal Center. You can reach us at 813-769-3900, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Jim has been recognized as a Super Lawyer and KC has been recognized as Rising Star in the area of employment law. We are here to help guide you on your path to justice! Call us today for your free confidential consultation!