Think you have your hands full?
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has just sued a Tampa, Florida, company for pregnancy discrimination. According to the complaint filed by the EEOC, Capri Home Care, Inc. withdrew a previously extended job offer after learning the applicant was pregnant. Per the EEOC, the applicant had been offered an admininstative assistant/billing clerk role immediately after the initial interview. The EEOC alleges the offer was withdrawn within an hour of the new hire disclosing her pregnant status during orientation. The EEOC says a non-pregnant person was subsequently selected. Attempts to resolve the matter failed, and the EEOC took up the case filing the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District, Tampa Division. That’s close to home, folks.
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As Orlando, Florida, Human Resources consultants and business advisors, we recommend management training, training, training on all aspects of workplace discrimination issues. Win, lose or draw, litigation is expensive, highly expensive.