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.[wc_divider style=”dotted” line=”single” margin_top=”” margin_bottom=””]
Florida amended Chapter 760* of its Civil Rights statutes to include pregnant workers as a class protected from workplace discrimination.
The statute 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 you interview a qualified job applicant who happens to be pregnant, you cannot 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
Florida 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″x11″ 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. Fortunately, GovDocs provides the revised Florida Discrimination posting as part of the Florida Compliance Posting Package, which includes postings required for all Florida employers:
- Unemployment Insurance
- Workers’ Compensation
- Child Labor Law
- Minimum Wage