(Closed) Freaking Out…

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Is this a corporate store?  If so you need to contact the HR department at the corporate level.  It sounds to me like he may be out to get rid of you because you are pregnant, and that is ILLEGAL!  Don’t let guys like that get away with it or they will continue to do it over and over, that is total BS.

Post # 5
9483 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@reine_de_rien: I don’t understand how all of these people were fired after contacting HR.  HR is the higher up and needs to investigate said problems.  You haven’t received any verbal or written warnings? 

I’m sorry you’re going through this.  I hope everything is sorted out ASAP.  Good luck.

Post # 7
3068 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would contact your local laboar board and have them fight it for you. They will make sure that HR handles it properly and even follow-up to make sure you were not punished for reporting it.

Post # 9
14498 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@reine_de_rien: You can do both, start looking fo something closer but I still think that you should report this and follow through with it.  The problem with bosses like this is that they continually treat people that way and the victims find it easier to walk away than fight it.  While I understand that totally, it just allows the circle of abuse to continue and reaffirms with him that it is ok, and it is not.  Please don’t allow jerks like this to do it to someone else, this could be your change the world moment.

Post # 10
627 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It seems like they aren’t going to or trying to fire you…it sounds like they are trying to make you quit. Firing a pregnant woman is a labor suit waiting to happen; if you leave, they are off the hook.

Its going to be hard to find a new gig while pregnant, but I would try. Also, if the store has a history of firing employees who go to HR to complain, I second the advice to contact a labor board. 

Post # 11
346 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I agree with the trying to make you quit comment a pp said. Also, of you decide to contact HR or a laborboard, don’t mention it to any other co-workers. Just keep about your business as usual. 

Good luck! I absolutely hate that feeling of being afraid for your job for no valid reason 🙁 

Post # 12
80 posts
Worker bee

@reine_de_rien: He can’t control HR, you need to start recording everything he says to you (on paper) and anything that happens.  Keep the voicemails and keep a diary.  Then you need to talk to HR, otherwise if he fires you then you need to get an employment lawyer or go to the state/govt labour department (do you have something like that over there, a dept that does employment disputes and protects workers?)   Ahh right, labor boards you call them.

If all else fails you have the human rights commission for equal treatment and discrimination 🙂 Which is illegal!

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