I work at a startup where this just happened two weeks ago. Does anyone else have experience with this? This is highly concerning / infuriating.
- MicrosoftSisosig?moreI know someone that was contractor at Microsoft and got pregnant (not expected) when she started working. She had to tell her manager, a pm, and was told that she couldn’t continue working if she was pregnant. She wasn’t aware this was discrimination at the moment and just left.
- I didn’t say it wasn’t, I said it shouldn’t be.
It shouldn’t be because having children is not a right, it (should be) a choice. If I hire someone to do a job and they can no longer do it (especially because of something they chose to do), I should have the right to find someone who can actually do the job. I should try and find that person more suitable work, but if that doesn’t exist, then I should be able to let them go.Feb 11
- New / OtherCalnadianmoreHelp me understand. Do you think it’s our choice that women are the ones to bear children? How would humanity procreate if not for us? If we don’t ‘choose’ to have children, then what happens with the next gen?
Heck if I could choose, I sure wish it was men that’s designed to carry 30lb of weight for 9mo.Feb 13
- Gen!x / EngXPbr65more@MrBob has a right to his (uninformed) opinions.
He/she/it doesn’t make laws. Which is great.
Good thing the US has laws on the books against this. Regardless where you stand it’s violating black letter law.
People should be better informed of their rights and able to document a clear line of how those rights were violated.Feb 30
- NewinnovatorxIf they can’t work, let someone else that can have a job. I don’t want to carry the load