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Pregnancy Discrimination

Fight Pregnancy Discrimination in Fort Lauderdale

Your Rights During Pregnancy in Florida

Some of the most selfless actions of life–giving birth and caring for another person – can bring out some of the most selfish qualities in employers. When employers perceive that employees won't be spending as much time in the salt mines, some employers punish employees by not promoting them, cutting their hours, or terminating them.

At The Amlong Firm, we understand pregnancy and caregiver discrimination. We also have experts who understand it. Our lawyers are aggressive advocates who are here to help people involved in all types of employment law cases, including pregnancy and caregiver discrimination lawsuits.

Reach out to the pregnancy discrimination lawyers in Fort Lauderdale at The Amlong Firm when you need help. Contact us online or call (954) 953-5490.


Pregnancy discrimination transpires when an employer treats an employee unfavorably due to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related medical condition. This form of discrimination can manifest in many ways, from denial of promotions to unjust termination, creating an atmosphere of inequality and injustice for pregnant individuals. At The Amlong Firm, we understand the intricacies of pregnancy discrimination cases and are well-equipped to advocate for your rights.

Common Forms of Pregnancy Discrimination

Our background includes protecting employees from pregnancy discrimination claims, which can take many forms. If you are pregnant, your employer may stereotype you as a "mommy tracker" instead of a serious professional. Your company may restrict the job activities of pregnant employees even though there is no medical reason for the restrictions. Or, your employer may wrongfully terminate you for going on maternity leave.

We prepare clients to take a proactive approach to pregnancy discrimination by following these key steps:

  • Request time off for doctor visits in writing
  • Obtain a copy of your employer's policies from your HR representative
  • Ask your employer in writing for available maternity benefits
  • Keep a record of how other pregnant employees and those on maternity leave are treated
  • Inform your employer in writing within 30 days of your maternity plans
  • Know your employers' policy for making positions available after returning to work


In order to win your case, you will likely need to prove that you were discriminated against because of your pregnancy. In other words, it must be proven that you are a victim of an "adverse employment action." It will be necessary to provide examples of the way that you have been treated since becoming pregnant and how you would have been treated differently were you not pregnant.

Legal Protection for Caregivers

Caregiver discrimination – also known as family responsibility discrimination – is a growing area of the law. While most types of discrimination are based on a protected category, such as sex or race, caregiver discrimination is not. Instead, it pulls a number of areas of law together, such as pregnancy and gender discrimination and the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).

As a result, mothers and fathers who are caring for children, men and women caring for their spouses, and people caring for aged parents or relatives with disabilities are increasingly protected from discrimination at work. The Florida Civil Rights Act also protects people from caregiver discrimination, such as failure to promote or wrongful termination based on family responsibilities or marital status.


In Florida, the statute of limitations for pregnancy discrimination claims is generally 365 days from the date of the discriminatory action. However, it is crucial to consult with us promptly, as certain circumstances may alter this timeframe. We deeply understand Florida's legal landscape and will work diligently to ensure your claim is filed within the time frame.

Experienced Trial Lawyers on Your Side

Above all, we are trial lawyers. Our opponents know we are ready to try cases, and we obtain settlements that are generally better than those obtained by lawyers with reputations for being reluctant to go to court. We are accomplished at handling complicated discrimination cases, and we are ready to fight for you.

Get Help from Fort Lauderdale's Top Pregnancy Discrimination Lawyers

Our Fort Lauderdale pregnancy discrimination attorneys at The Amlong Firm are ready to stand by your side and fight for the justice you rightfully deserve. We bring a wealth of experience and dedication to every case we handle. Don't let pregnancy discrimination go unchallenged. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. We are here to be your advocates, providing the legal support you need to pursue justice and hold employers accountable for discriminatory practices.

Our Fort Lauderdale pregnancy discrimination attorneys are ready to fight for you. Contact us or call (954) 953-5490 to schedule an appointment at our law office in Fort Lauderdale.

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