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.

ABC Action News reported that Tanja Vidovic is back at work at the Tampa Fire Department after winning a $245,000 settlement because she was terminated for complaining about harassment on the job.

"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.




Recommended for you

Join the discussion

Copyright © 2019 FireRescue1.com. All rights reserved.