Florida Protects Pregnant Workers from Discrimination

Published Aug. 5, 2015

Florida Protects Pregnant Workers from Discrimination

Florida is the latest state in the U.S. to amend existing workplace anti-discrimination laws to include pregnant women as a protected class of workers.

Florida amended Chapter 760* of its Civil Rights statute to include pregnant workers as a class protected from workplace discrimination.

The law prohibits employers from terminating, refusing to hire, or discriminate against pregnant workers and other protected classes by paying them less or limiting benefits and other employment opportunities. For example, if a hiring manager interviewed a qualified job applicant who happens to be pregnant, they could not fail to hire her based on her pregnancy.

*Note: The online version of the statute linked above was not updated at the time of this article; however, the amendment is enacted, and the required posting contains the pregnancy revision.

Required Florida Discrimination Posting

Meanwhile, the state also revised is Florida Law Prohibits Discrimination posting, which is required for all employers to display.

The poster is provided by the Florida Commission on Human Relations in both English and in Spanish on one 8.5-by-11-inch sheet.

The posting now includes pregnancy as a condition protected from workplace discrimination. The commission also updated its contact information on the posting.

Employers must display the revised posting immediately.

This Employment Law News blog is intended for market awareness only, it is not to be used for legal advice or counsel.

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