MIAMI – Florida Care ALF of Amelia Island, Inc., located in Ferdinand Beach, Florida, violated federal law when it fired an employee because she was pregnant, the U.S. Equal Employment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC) charged in a lawsuit filed today.

According to the EEOC’s suit, as soon as Florida Care ALF management learned that the employee was pregnant, her manager refused to give her any more shifts and terminated her.