(Closed) Having horrible anxiety

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Can I ask you…WHY do you think you would be considered for a lay-off?! 

If your answer is performance-based, or because you are NOT needed (in your opinion), OK, then MAYBE they have a foot to stand on…

However, my current position deals with these types of things, and I know I would NEVER consider ‘laying off’ a pregnant woman…ever.  I know that sounds terrible, but unless you have proper documentation to support such a decision, such as, the entire department is being laid off, as in ‘unneeded’, and/or write-ups to support such a termination – as far as performance goes, or proof to support that you upcoming changes are such you absolutely cannot perform the job-related functions (which, is seemingly not the case if you can work from home, no problem).  Otherwise, it *could* potentially look like discrimination.

Especially since you were ordered to work from home by the Doctor. 

I know times are tough, but if decisions like that need to be made, I would certainly think you would be ‘last’ on the chopping block, if at all.  In this day and age, *most* companies realize that certain people need protection to avoid lawsuits.

I guess I am saying try to relax for the time being.  Good luck.  I wish you all the best.

Post # 4
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1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Sorry to hear this!  I don’t have much advice and there’s probably not much that you can do at this point….just try to keep doing your job and not stress.  Easier said than done.  Just try to focus on your health and the health of your baby. 

Post # 6
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1332 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@ams12:  It sounds to me that you have done all you can do in this situation. It was very smart to obtain all of your reviews, etc.  Keep documenting, and keep working at your highest standard, certainly. 

Again, I am on the employer side of things, however, in reading what you wrote I am irritated that they are seemingly making decisions that could get them in a lot of trouble…Im just saying 🙂  It is not their business, or their speculation to make on whether or not they think you will be back.  Our government has set-up programs, like FMLA, to take care of those whom are sick/pregnant/adopting, etc.  They also have ensured people are protected thru discrimination laws.  (note:  I am not stating they ARE discriminating, but it sounds like they COULD be certainly). 

Please try to take care of yourself and your baby in the meantime.  I would be stressed out too, but as of right now, you still have a job.  The rest will hopefully work out the best way for you!!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m so sorry this is adding another layer of stress to your pregnancy. Are you working in the U.S.? If so, since you’re due in November if the worst happens and you are laid off, COBRA should kick in and keep you and the baby covered under your current plan.

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