I am a first time mother and I am only 10 weeks pregnant, I developed severe morning sickness from 6 weeks on. Due to this I took my annual leave early I dropped back hours at my place of employment to casual, since then I have constantly felt on the outer at work. I work within a young team and I am the first to get pregnant. So there isn’t the understanding and I feel as if I’m being bullied. I’ve been admitted to the hospital 3 times for my vomiting and was put on IV fluids and iron infusions, and then there is just the general fatigue associated with pregnancy. If I have to call in sick for a shift, I’m made to feel as if I’m lazy and unreliable regardless of my employment history with the company. And when I do call in sick they immediately scrap my shifts for the rest of that week. What should I do?
Posted anonymously, 15th August 2014