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    Default Can I be fired for being Pregnant? Florida

    I work for a small business in Florida, which happens to be a law firm. I have done some research and it seems that I have no protections at the federal, state or county level about being fired for being pregnant. I am not even eligible for FMLA benefits. The make up of my office is myself and another secretary and two attorneys who are also officiers of the corporation. I have worked for this firm for almost 6 years and have no disciplinary history. I know they will not be thrilled upon learning of my pregnancy. I anticipate they will come up with some ridiculous reason for firing me-although it reality it will be because I am pregnant. What are my rights in this situation? Any help would be great!

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    It seems, for the small # of employees your employer has, you have no pregnancy job protection.
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    Unfortunately if you are fired...that's that.
    Not everything in America is actionable in a court of law. Please remember that attorneys are in business for profit, and they get paid regardless of whether or not you win or lose.

    I offer my knowledge and experience at no charge, I admit that I am NOT infallible, I am wrong sometimes, hopefully another responder will correct me if that is the case with the answer above, regardless, it is your responsibility to verify any and all information provided.

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    If you are terminated, you can file for unemployment ins. as long as you are still able to work. You have to be ready, willing & able to work/looking for work.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. Leo Buscaglia

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