Pregnancy Discrimination Not Covered By Fla. Law

Law360, New York (June 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has dismissed a Florida woman's claim of pregnancy discrimination against her former employer because the state law does not cover pregnancy discrimination.

On June 18, Judge John Antoon of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida dismissed Stephanie Boone's claim of sex discrimination by her former employer, Total Renal Laboratories, under the Florida Civil Rights Act.

Florida state law does not cover discrimination based on pregnancy although women could make pregnancy discrimination claims under federal law, the judge said....
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