The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that the Florida Civil Rights Act (“FCRA”) bans pregnancy discrimination. Previously, unless you lived in certain areas that had civil rights ordinances or in a District where pregnancy claims under the FCRA were upheld, you only remedy for pregnancy discrimination was to file a Charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) and, once the investigation was complete, file a claim under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, which is a federal statute. Now, a plaintiff will be able to file a pregnancy discrimination claim pursuant to the FCRA. If you have any questions, please contact your Tampa Employment Lawyer, Darren McClain.
This post was written by Darren McClain