Recently, the principal of an elementary school threatened to file a wrongful termination suit. She was allegedly fired for complaining about an unfair school policy. Although this situation happened out of state, residents of Florida may be interested in the woman's complaints because they bring to light a very special problem. When a person is fired after making a stand for what she believes is morally right, can she file an employment law case to get her job back?
Unfortunately, Florida is a state that does not have specific discrimination laws to protect pregnant women at work. However, workplace discrimination laws protecting pregnant women are currently being considered by lawmakers in the state capital. At this time, there are laws that protect employees from discrimination and wrongful termination on the basis of sex, race and other classifications. Adding further protections for pregnant women will benefit soon-to-be mothers across the state.
The School Board in Palm Beach County recently took action to fire or suspend a total of five employees for different reasons. One of the employees, a male cafeteria worker, was terminated based on sexual harassment accusations. The worker, however, has denied the claims.
A Florida woman decided to devote part of her time to serving our country as an Air Force reservist. At the same time, Aspen Dental Management, Inc. in Ocala employed her during the week. Her commitment to the Air Force did not conflict with her job at the company until they began opening the office on Saturdays. Despite her service commitment being protected by federal law, the woman says she suffered workplace discrimination when she had to miss work to fulfill her obligations to the Air Force.