Hi, I just had to let out my frustrations somewhere and find out who else is suffering as a result of workplace discrimination? I am currently 7 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child and it has taken more than 6 months to fall pregnant due to all the workplace stress I was and continue to be under. I have been so ill that I’ve already been to emergency twice and constantly feel like fainting with Bps of 185/130. I am also vomiting etc and clearly can’t work currently.
So I saw my GP who has now classed me as high risk and advised I am not medically fit to work for at least the next 5 weeks. My boss told me I didn’t have enough leave to take 5 weeks off and advised that I look at taking maternity leave so I had to see the big boss. Anyway she told me I couldn’t take leave until 6 weeks b4 the birth even though our Hr policy says we can have leave at ANY stage of pregnancy.
She told me my only option was to have the 5 weeks off at half pay and then work until 6 weeks prior the birth. I told her about the Hr policy and that I probably would be too ill to work so would just prefer to take leave now and when everything runs out I will take leave with no pay and she refused to let me take leave with no pay!!!!!!
So I rang my union who said they are clearly discriminating against me and now I have to take it all further. Just what I need- more stress! So I am trying not to stress out as I know stress can be harmful in early pregnancy. I just think in these modern times it is ridiculous to experience this type of discrimination. And on top of that I work in a profession which cares for people.
And they wonder why they have a shortage of healthcare professionals! It is reasons like this which is why people leave the profession…..
Posted by preggiegoddess01, 18th August 2013