Cape Coral, FL asked in Employment Discrimination for Florida

Q: Can I sue for emotional abuse at my workplace?

My general manager stated today that ever since I stated I was pregnant I am currently 4 months that I've become dumber and everyone there notices it too. And she constantly talks to my co-workers about me making jokes. Its to the point where I don't even feel like coming in because of the fact that I might have a breakdown. Please help me I don't know what to do

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Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Answered
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: I have seen this same intentional discriminatory behavior before. In my professional opinion you have stated at least one viable claim of discrimination (pregnancy). I advise you to contact the Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) in Tallahassee Florida. Their toll-free telephone number is 800 342 8170; they can also be reached by regular telephone at 850 488 7082. Ask to speak to an Intake Counsellor. You do not have to have a lawyer to file a Charge of Discrimination at FCHR.

If the Intake Counsellor directs you to the FCHR's website where you can file a Charge, and if you feel overwhelmed by the long complicated process of doing so, you might want to consider retaining an experienced lawyer to help guide you along the way. Most experienced lawyers do not charge very much too advise you every step of the way because you will be doing a great deal of the tedious work involved.

Kevin Sanderson
Kevin Sanderson
Answered
  • Employment Law Lawyer
  • Sarasota , FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Unfortunately, there really is not a suit for emotional abuse. There is for pregnancy discrimination. Pregnancy discrimination in the workplace is shockingly common. I recommend contacting an attorney immediately.

Stephen Arnold Black
Stephen Arnold Black
Answered
  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Pregnancy is one of the classes that is protected under the Civil Rights Acts. Discuss with counsel here in Florida in detail about the facts of your case so that steps can be taken to protect your legal rights.

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