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Category Archives: Pregnancy Discrimination

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EEOC Files Pregnancy Discrimination Lawsuit Against Jacksonville, Florida Company

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that it has filed a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against The Day & Zimmermann Group, Inc. and Sunrise Beach Corporation, which conduct business as M2 Services Corporation (M2 Services), pursuant to the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).  The PDA protects employees from discrimination on the basis of… Read More »

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How Employers Try To Get Rid of Pregnant Employees

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having dedicated their practice to fighting for victims of employment discrimination, our Citrus County, Florida employment law attorneys have learned that many employers want to get rid of pregnant employees.  A tactic commonly used by employers to get rid of pregnant employees is to force them to take a leave of absence and tell… Read More »

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Employee Claims Pregnancy Discrimination When She Was Fired Six Days After Disclosing Her Pregnancy

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having been committed to fighting for the rights of Florida employees for almost twenty years, our Marion County, Florida discrimination attorneys have learned that employers often target pregnant employees for termination shortly after they report their pregnancy.  In most cases, employers mask their discriminatory intent by building a case against pregnant employees in order… Read More »

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Pregnancy Discrimination Based on Failure to Accommodate Fitness Test

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Title VII of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employers from discriminating against women on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions.  The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 amended Title VII to definitively establish that pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is a form of sex discrimination.  Employers may not… Read More »

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Are Women Protected From Harassment Because Of A Need To Use A Breast Pump At Work?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

In construing the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), courts have determined that discrimination against a woman who is lactating or expressing breast milk violates the PDA. Having fought for the rights of pregnant employees for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida pregnancy discrimination attorneys have learned that some employers mistakenly believe that they are… Read More »

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Does The Pregnancy Discrimination Act Protect An Employee’s Decision To Have Or Not To Have An Abortion?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Having litigated pregnancy discrimination cases for almost twenty years, our Alachua County, Florida employment discrimination attorneys have learned that employers still refuse to acknowledge that the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) covers all aspects of pregnancy, including childbirth, abortion and related medical conditions.  For example, the PDA does not simply prohibit employers from… Read More »

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Does The Pregnancy Discrimination Act Protect The Right To Get Pregnant?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) makes it unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.  Having dedicated their practice to fighting for the rights of employees who have been discriminated against on the basis of pregnancy, our Citrus County, Florida pregnancy discrimination lawyers… Read More »

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Can Employers Transfer Pregnant Employees To Another Position Because Of Safety Concerns?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA) protects women from discrimination on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions.   Under the PDA, employers must treat pregnant employees the same for all employment-related purposes as non-pregnant employees who are similar in their ability or inability to work.  This means that if a… Read More »

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Can Employers Discriminate Against Employees Because They Might Become Pregnant Again?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

With the passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 (PDA), Congress amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) to provide that discrimination “on the basis of sex” includes discrimination “because of or on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.”  In International Union, UAW v. Johnson… Read More »

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Are Employment Decisions Based On Stereotypes Associated With Pregnancy Evidence Of Pregnancy Discrimination?

By James P. Tarquin, P.A |

Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), employees are protected from discrimination on the basis of sex.  In General Electric Co. v. Gilbert, 429 U.S. 125 (1976), the U.S. Supreme Court infamously ruled that discrimination on the basis of pregnancy was not sex discrimination under Title VII.  Because of… Read More »

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