Anyone been layed off while pregnant?

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Registered: 02-29-2008
Anyone been layed off while pregnant?
Fri, 02-29-2008 - 8:20pm

I was wondering if anyone has been layed off while pregnant?

I know that there are ways of them getting around saying they did it because I am pregnant, but I thought there were laws against it.

Regardless, it is adding alot of stress that I don't need.

I can't imagine interviewing while pregnant not to mention not getting maternity leave even if I find a job.

Any insight, suggestions or positive news would be good. Thank you.

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Sat, 03-01-2008 - 8:29am
How many people in total were laid off?
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Sat, 03-01-2008 - 9:42am

My dd, Joy, was laid off while pregnant with her 2nd, Lindsay. The company she worked for sold that property (she was a bookkeeper for a property management firm) and she had to interview with the new owners. She got the same job; was only there for about 3 months before she went on maternity leave. Because she wasn't there for a year, she didn't get any time off but the company got around that by laying her off and then rehiring her 3 months later with no loss of pay. The new company's HR dept willinging worked with Joy, knowing what was going to happen down the road.


The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Registered: 11-22-2000
Sun, 03-02-2008 - 11:24am

Your post doesn't really give

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Registered: 11-17-2003
Wed, 03-05-2008 - 9:12pm

No, but my husband did. I was stuck in the hospital with preterm labor and complications and had no family or friends around and I really needed my husband there for support. I was only 20 weeks along and very scared. Even the nurses told me to call someone because there was no way I could drive. They told my husband outright that if he left he wouldn't be coming back. He said my wife and unborn child is more important than this job. He stayed home for about 1 month before finding another job.

They are always laying off pregnant women and just people in general for personal reasons and just make up another excuse. It stinks!!

Trish :)

One job I worked out they told me to not hire anyone on that has children or could possibly get pregnant. Talk about discrimnation. I quit.

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Registered: 02-20-2007
Fri, 03-07-2008 - 5:49pm

Unrealistic. Most workers do have children. Anyone who could possibly get pregnant would be just about any female of childbearing age.

Its definitely discrimination against women.

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Registered: 02-20-2007
Fri, 03-07-2008 - 5:50pm
I am pregnant now but not showing. I don't expect any of my co-workers to jump for joy when they find out. They will likely be resentful. That's what I've noticed when other women at work got pregnant.