Fla. Insurance Co. Pays $100K To End Pregnancy Bias Suit

By Braden Campbell (May 4, 2017, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A Florida insurance broker will pay $100,000 to settle a U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging it rescinded a job offer when it learned the recipient was pregnant, according to an order filed Wednesday in Florida federal court.

Brown & Brown of Florida Inc. must also adopt a policy on pregnancy discrimination and train its employees on sex and discrimination bias under a consent decree settling claims it discriminated against Nicole Purcell when it pulled her job offer in March 2015.

"The Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires that pregnant employees be treated the same as non-pregnant employees who are similar in...

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