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By Anonymous - / Friday 27 July 2018 08:00 / United States - Macon
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By  band_geek  |  17

One, have they been made aware that you were pregnant before this incident? Two, did you tell them that you needed a personal day due to feeling sick with vomiting and all? I ask because if they were aware that you were pregnant, and they were informed that you felt sick, they can be sued. If you've even seen Horrible Bosses movie, it was made pretty clear that you can't fire a pregnant woman or there could be lawsuits.

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  free_parking  |  3

that's the awesome thing about at will employers, you dont have to give a reason to fire someone. hopefully this employer was smart and didnt give a reason.

I love at will employment

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  alycion  |  29

Oh, there are loopholes for health too if you aren’t on FMLA. And there is a loophole for that to, as in they just have to have a job for you, even if it’s a demotion. I got fired for an illness that the company was aware of beforehand. They found a way to claim it was a hardship on the company. Even told unemployment they let me go because of my health. I was going to take my vacation to go get treated.

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  chyiochan  |  27

There's a difference between morning sickness/nausea vomit and projectile vomiting. I've been pregnant. The nausea you get before vomiting is normal. Projectile means there is something much more serious going on, as it gave no notification of coming. Which should help OPs case of actually being sick!

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You are not wrong, but the OP may not be using the term correctly. Some people say "projectile vomiting" to mean "throwing up a lot."

It's similar to the way that some people think "night terrors" are a cooler term for nightmares, "migraines" are a cooler term for headaches, and "panic attacks" are a cooler term for freaking out. All those things actually exist, but the terms are used incorrectly more often than correctly.

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  zuckerburg  |  13

Yea..... I'm not their English teacher, so why would I expect an FML to use words they didn't mean to use just because it sounds cooler? aren't these supposed to be real. My recommendation (after being pregnant myself) still stands. You can't fuck around when you're 15 weeks pregnant. It's still possible to lose the baby, so why risk it. go to the doctor!

By  band_geek  |  17

One, have they been made aware that you were pregnant before this incident? Two, did you tell them that you needed a personal day due to feeling sick with vomiting and all? I ask because if they were aware that you were pregnant, and they were informed that you felt sick, they can be sued. If you've even seen Horrible Bosses movie, it was made pretty clear that you can't fire a pregnant woman or there could be lawsuits.

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  band_geek  |  17

wHSKitty, you can believe that all you want but my friends that actually do HR were all laughing, acknowledging that companies can’t Ben sued for wrongfully terminating any of their employees. More so pregnant employees.

By  RichardPencil  |  25

In a civilized, first-world country, that would have been unthinkable and illegal.

Most Americans don’t realize how far our country has declined and our greatness is fading in the rearview mirror.

Maybe Jeff Foxworthy can do a new bit: “If you have to go to work covered in vomit, ... you might be living in a Failed State.”

By  Charlie Given  |  18

Wow umm that's some bullshit even in fire at will state's they can't just fire a pregnant woman, either go to his boss and explain what happened or get a lawyer,things in ur life will be hectic to say the least once ur a mom it's time to think about baby's and ur future now and congratulations and good luck.😋

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  julfunky  |  25

She wasn’t working yet. She doesn’t have to walk into her place of employment, covered in vomit, and ask to not have to work today.

She goes home and calls in sick. Like a normal person would do to call in a sick day.

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