Pregnancy Discrimination at Florida Supreme Court
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Peguy Delva was at the Florida Supreme Court today asking for her day in court. Delva was fired by her employer…the Continental group, when she returned from maternity leave three and a half years ago. She sued under the states discrimination statute, but the case was throw out by a lower court. Today, Supreme Court Justices appeared stunned she was not able to argue her case. Delva hopes to spare other pregnant women the same problems she experienced. “I’m sure I’m not the only one who is going through it, there’s somebody else. Not only one,but two or three maybe a 100 of women are going, they just don’t know what to do. This would probably help them,” says Peguy Delva, mother.
“All we want is our day in court. Mrs. Delva brought a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit in Miami and it was dismissed out of hand as a matter of law, she didn’t even get an opportunity to make an argument as to why her termination was unlawful,” says Travis Hollifield, Delva Attorney.
The court did not rule today. If it sides with Delva, it would likely order a court In Miami Dade to hear the facts.