ORLANDO, Fla. (Authorized Newsline) — The U.S. Equal Employment Option Commission (EEOC) declared May possibly 3 that Brown & Brown, an insurance brokerage company in Daytona Seaside, Florida, will pay out $a hundred,000 immediately after allegations of being pregnant discrimination.
“The Being pregnant Discrimination Act necessitates that expecting staff members be handled the identical as non-expecting staff members who are related in their skill or incapacity to function,” claimed Michael Farrell, the EEOC’s Miami District director. “This incorporates managing expecting staff members the identical as other folks at the employing phase.”
The EEOC claims Brown & Brown made a created job supply to an applicant for a placement as a “personal traces specialized assistant.” The applicant affirmed her interest in the job and requested a few thoughts concerning the supply. She purportedly spoke to the division leader’s assistant and requested about maternity advantages mainly because she was expecting. According to the EEOC, the assistant explained to the division chief, who then straight away revoked the job supply.
“The final decision to seek the services of must be primarily based upon an applicant’s qualifications, not stereotypical assumptions about being pregnant, motherhood or other caretaking duties,” claimed EEOC Miami District regional legal professional Robert Weisberg.
The EEOC’s Miami District Office oversees jurisdiction of Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.