Florida Law Bans Pregnancy Discrimination

April 23, 2014

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