(Closed) Told my boss today….didn't go very well!

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Kimmy83:  I am so sorry ): What a B word. Ugh I hate when bosses act like that. Also, don’t worry about your pregnancy making it “bad timing” for her. Say, “B*tch, my life does not revolve around you nor does it revolve around this office.” Sorry I get fired up when I hear employers doing this. It irks me.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

@Kimmy83:  yikes. i don’t have any advice for you, but hugs. what’s she’s doing sounds totally illegal though, so i would definitely look into it. sorry you’re going through this!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

That is just horrible of her and I’m so sorry she treated you that way.

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Why can’t you take over some receptionist work? Does she not want to train you?

There are certain things that I could not do while being pregnant and a veterinary technician. I could not do x-rays, handle cats or be in the surgery room when the anesthesia machine was on. So, I had to take up some receptionist work.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Cedar Lake Cellars

No one should have ever treated you like that!  And, it’s illegal for her to cut your wages or fire you for being pregnant!  Do you have HR at the clinic?

On the bright side, I’m in the medical field and there are lead gowns made especially for pregnant women.  You generally have to get a special badge for the baby and they have to monitor it closely but it can be done.  So, I would call and ask your doctor about this.

So sorry for you bad bad though with a super crummy boss!

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

You might remind them that pregnancy-based discrimination is against the law and that they are opening themselves up to a spectacularly easy lawsuit. If I were you, i’d start documenting their actions and comments, and try and make sure they are stated in front of others so that you have witnesses to back you up.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I definitely think you have a very good case for pregnancy discrimination and your boss better watch out. I’m not an attorney but I’m pretty sure she is NOT allowed to second-guess your OB and ask you to switch doctors. Further, I think you have a good case that she is creating a hostile work environment for you, especially when she was saying you are useless to her pregnant.

Here’s more information (http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/types/pregnancy.cfm):

“The Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) forbids discrimination based on pregnancy when it comes to any aspect of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, such as leave and health insurance, and any other term or condition of employment.

If a woman is temporarily unable to perform her job due to a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth, the employer or other covered entity must treat her in the same way as it treats any other temporarily disabled employee. For example, the employer may have to provide light duty, alternative assignments, disability leave, or unpaid leave to pregnant employees if it does so for other temporarily disabled employees.

It is unlawful to harass a woman because of pregnancy, childbirth, or a medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth. Harassment is illegal when it is so frequent or severe that it creates a hostile or offensive work environment or when it results in an adverse employment decision (such as the victim being fired or demoted). The harasser can be the victim’s supervisor, a supervisor in another area, a co-worker, or someone who is not an employee of the employer, such as a client or customer.”

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’d keep a little journal about all this.  I don’t think she’s going to stop with just today’s antics.  What a B**CH for trying to turn your co-workers against you, with the no raises dig.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

@Kimmy83:  Ugh, I’d complain to HR if she keeps this shit up. I am pretty sure she can’t threaten you like this…

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m assuming that you work in a clinic the doctor owns so there isn’t HR; however, I agree with a PP–keep notes of what is going on, and if she continues to treat you this way or fires you, I would get an attorney. I’m so sorry to hear that–during a time you should be incredibly excited, for her to treat you that way is ridiculous.

Honestly, if it was me (I have a low BS tolerance!) I would find another job, or at least start looking for one. People shouldn’t treat you that way.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@lilbluebird:  +1. Tell him if he doesn’t care for the note from your doctor, you can bring one from your lawyer…

What a jerk!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

That is just horrible. My boss was not to happy at first but she got over it. Maybe she will realize in a few days how horrible she was and will come around. Either way, you have rights and she can take a flying leap with her comments. 

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am SO sorry that this happened to you. I’m a dental hygienist and no one deserves to work in an office like that! Sounds like you should be looking for a new place to work ASAP, I wouldn’t put up with it. Plus, there are so many other wonderful offices out there! If I was pregnant I wouldn’t take xrays either!! She was wrong! 

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