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Pregnancy Discrimination In Employment

There is a split among federal and state courts in Florida on the issue of whether or not Florida law prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.  Florida’s district courts have varied interpretations of pregnancy discrimination under Florida law based on the Florida Civil Rights Act as the statute does not specifically prohibit pregnancy discrimination.   One district court has held that Florida law does not specifically prohibit discrimination on the basis of pregnancy while another district has held that the statute, which was modeled after Title VII, was intended to prohibit discrimination based on pregnancy.  Read the full article at:

Tyra I. Staltare contributed to this article.

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Rebecca Palmer, Family, Marital Attorney, Lowndes, law firm

Rebecca Palmer leads the Family & Marital Law practice. She has a broad background in providing alternative dispute resolution, general litigation, and collaborative law issues for domestic disputes for nineteen years. Rebecca's matters range from pre-marital agreements, divorce, and adoptions to difficult dissolutions, complex financial issues and custody cases. A Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, she is experienced in all methods of case resolution, including mediation, arbitration, facilitation and negotiations to serve individuals as well as businesses.