Fla. firefighter back to work after winning pregnancy discrimination suit
Tanja Vidovic returned to the Tampa Fire Department after winning a $245,000 lawsuit against the city for terminating her because she was pregnant
By FireRescue1 Staff
TAMPA, Fla. — A firefighter who won a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the city has returned to work.
"As soon as I came forward, the pressure came up. Again, I never expected to be fired,” Vidovic said. "The fire chief, I mean, he was aware of the harassment. He signed off on my evaluation citing that they were failing me because I was pregnant.”
Vidovic said she’s nervous about how she will be received at the department.
"Going back now, I would be untruthful if I said I wasn't worried,” she said.
However, Vidovic added that she returned for her family and the fact that she loves being a firefighter.
"It's my family's future,” she said. “I've already invested a lot into this job. I love the job. I mean, I wanted to be an active member in the community helping people.”
The City of Tampa officials said they do not plan to appeal the lawsuit.