|Published:||Jul 30, 2010 6:14 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Jul 30, 2010 3:12 PM EDT|
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - A jury has sided with a former Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office employee who claimed she was fired because she was pregnant.
Lisa Holland was awarded a judgment of $90,000 Thursday for unlawful discrimination.
Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter says they would not issue any statements due to a pending appeal.
Holland, whose age was not disclosed, worked as a field support computer technician. Her attorney says Holland was demoted to a job where she answered calls on a help desk. Ryan Barack says the sheriff's office told Holland she was demoted "because of her pregnancy," but they never gave her further explanation.
Holland's child will be three years old soon.