Pregnant Woman Fired From Her Job, Boss Says It's 'Not A Good Time' For Maternity Leave
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.
Mike, how do you think women are supposed to survive while pregnant? Dr. appts., nurseries, diapers, food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation - not free. Unfortunately, some employers won’t hire pregnant women bc of the time they NEED off - you do what you have to do— Alison (@itsalisontoyou) August 25, 2018
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 78 will have something to say about this.— Gussthelawyer (@gussthelawyer) August 25, 2018
What company would have such an incompetent manager? This is illegal to even imply.— Henri Pierpoint (@LeftHandLacey) August 25, 2018
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.