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What is pregnancy discrimination?

Learning you're pregnant and going to have a baby is one of the most beautiful pieces of information that any woman can receive. Your boss, however, might feel differently. Every year, countless soon-to-be mothers discover they're with child, and then find out they're without a job.

What is lending discrimination?

During the history of the Law Offices of Gary A. Costales, we have seen virtually every single type of discrimination under the sun. However, even our experienced legal team can be surprised by the extent to which some Florida residents are victimized by discrimination in this day and age. In an effort to educate Florida residents further about discrimination, readers of this blog may want to be aware of lending discrimination. This pernicious form of discrimination is perpetrated by Florida financial institutions, and happens more frequently than you might care to believe.

How do I prove a discrimination claim?

Discrimination happens in nearly every human interaction. However, it's a violation of state and federal law when discrimination happens at a Florida workplace. If someone loses out on job opportunities, promotions or suffers other indignities -- just because of his or her skin color, race, religion, gender, national origin, sexual preference or another reason -- that person can seek justice and financial restitution in court.

Discrimination: It's real and it's everywhere

Florida businesses might seem like they're doing everything by the books in terms of preventing discrimination on the surface. For many of these organization, they truly are discrimination-free workplaces. However, not all organizations reflect their facades once you look beneath the surface.

Discrimination against part-time workers is a real thing

Are you a part-time worker who feels treated differently, even if it is subtle, from your full-time counterparts? Employer and employee discrimination against part-time workers is a real thing, but there is not much written about it compared with discrimination on the basis of age, gender or sexuality.

What qualifies as pregnancy harassment?

When it comes to workplace harassment, one of the most commonly misunderstood areas affects pregnant women. The American Association of University Women claims that there are 68 million women in the workplace across the country, 75 percent of whom will become pregnant at least once. The Pregnancy Discrimination Act was created to prevent business owners from discriminating against expectant mothers in a variety of ways. Here are some of the most common forms of discrimination that are covered:

What constitutes workplace discrimination?

Because of the prevalence and persisting problem of workplace discrimination related to race and sex, these tend to be the first types of discrimination we think of when we hear about the term. However, workplace discrimination can take a lot of different forms.

The basics of employment discrimination

Employment discrimination occurs when a job applicant or employee is treated negatively based on race, national origin, skin color, disability, religion, gender or age. Workplace discrimination involves more than circumstances of hiring and firing. Discriminatory actions also include bias in promotion, compensation, job assignment and retaliation. Learn how employers may discriminate based on different factors and what you can do if you are a victim.

Pregnant woman claims she was the victim of discrimination

The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed a lawsuit accusing a major insurance firm of discriminating against a woman for being pregnant. According to the EEOC allegations, the Daytona Beach insurance brokerage, Brown & Brown, denied the woman a job offer because she was pregnant.

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