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Pregnant Woman Fired From Her Job, Boss Says It's 'Not A Good Time' For Maternity Leave

By Nadine / mardi 28 août 2018 11:59
Maternity leave is a right. An Ignorant manager is an FML.

A text exchange between Kameisha Denton and her employer has gone viral after being posted to Facebook.

Denton reached out to her Facebook friends to ask about the legality of the text exchange, in which she was fired from her job at Jersey Mike's restaurant in Marysville, Washington. What she got, was a lot more than advice.

Considering how rapidly the post is gaining attention, we're betting that that particular Jersey Mike's won't be doing so well for a while. Oh well. Lesson learned: Next time, think before you do something so stupid, and put it in writing.

According to restaurant owner, Tim Trieb, the manager has since resigned. The incident has sparked a bit of debate online, however. Believe it or not, some people have been taking the manager's side. These people are clearly unaware of pregnant women's rights.

Ladies, and workers in general-- know your rights. Employers... maybe read up on worker's rights too, and avoid ending up as an article on FML.

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By  maikeru1979  |  18

The OWNER SHOULD MAKE THIS RIGHT AND RE-HIRE HER.
If he doesn't then she should get a lawyer and sue for wrongful termination. the settlement will be enough to get her through the end of the Pregnancy and through most of the child's first year(or longer if she/they budget right)

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By  maikeru1979  |  18

The OWNER SHOULD MAKE THIS RIGHT AND RE-HIRE HER.
If he doesn't then she should get a lawyer and sue for wrongful termination. the settlement will be enough to get her through the end of the Pregnancy and through most of the child's first year(or longer if she/they budget right)

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  mekiswrite  |  17

The owner did offer her the job back, but she declined. Personally, I don't blame her for it because if the business did it once, they'd probably do it again. Though perhaps with more subtlety.

By  liabeth  |  1

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  DragonMaiden7  |  15

Are you Fucking serious? That’s like firing someone for having cancer in remission but it comes back. You don’t need to tell anyone what disease you have unless it’s contagious

By  joonsson  |  20

What kind of moron would you have to be to imply that’s why they fired her. Has he left that part out it would’ve been legal I bet. I do think you should inform your employer during your interview, I’d probably fire someone if they didn’t not because they’re pregnant but because they lied about such an important detail. Good thing we always do 6 months year employment that can be terminated for any reason.

By  Ashamed_Sister  |  54

A question from someone outside the US: Is a woman obliged to disclose that she is pregnant during her job interview and does the employer have the right to ask this question?

By  slkeithh  |  6

Sorry, but no. Your employer shouldn't have to pay for your choice to reproduce in a world that doesn't need you reproducing. It's a sandwich shop... there is a line of teenagers waiting to replace her. If she expected maternity leave from a place like this, she is about to receive quite a well deserved wake up call. Call me selfish and hateful, but there is no reason to expect a sandwich shop to hold your job for you, when they NEED workers, just because you're pregnant. It's not a disease or some medical condition. It's a choice.

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  Linda Mau  |  8

actually even Walmart gives maternity leave and a lot of places even give paternity leave soooo. Good luck in life... tell your mom about this too btw. About how you think maternity leave shouldn't exist.

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  ptsdsucks  |  15

There is a reason. It's called THE LAW. You should go apologize to your mother for the time she wasted sending you to school, because that time was obviously wasted.

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  Nadine  |  20

Ugh ptsdsucks you took the exact words out of my mouth.

Like literally we have the law on our side for this one so yes, you do legally have to let a pregnant woman keep her job homeboy.

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