ALLEGEDLY FIRED EMPLOYEE BECAUSE SHE WAS PREGNANT
A Ferdinand Beach, Florida, company known as “Florida Care ALF of Amelia Island,” is said to have terminated an employee because she was pregnant, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on September 26, 2023.
When her manager learned that the employee was expecting a baby, he refused to give her any shifts and eventually terminated her.
Finding such conduct violative of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the EEOC filed suit (EEOC v. Florida Care ALF of Amelia Island, Inc., Case No. 3:23-cv-01130) in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, seeking monetary damages and injunctive relief.
In a written statement, Robert E. Weisberg, regional attorney for the EEOC’s Miami District Office noted that, “You cannot fire a woman because she is pregnant and might need maternity leave in the future …. While this case was brought under Title VII, which has been protecting pregnant workers for decades, it highlights the need for the broader protections now in place under the new Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA).”
They sure impregnated that dispute!
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