I was terminated from Ashley Furniture 8 weeks before my son was born......the excuse being I was not a "team player." I was only given part time hours and begged for full time to have a little more money when my son was born.
I was employed as a cashier and would always look and ask to help and perform duties that weren't part of my job! None of the other cashiers did half of what I did and probably made more money too. One coworker told me that when the manager found out I was pregnant that I was going to get fired b/c they don't like babys born out of wedlock!
Sure enough about two weeks after I anounced my pregnancy (I was @ 4 months along) I started getting written up for *** things like going to the bathroom too much(hello I was pregnant with gestational diabetes), sending a customer to another cashier that wasn't busy at the time b/c my computer was froze up, and drinking Ashley water!!
The day after thanksgiving sale they had me work from 5:30am to 12:00am with only a 10 min break!!!Isn't that against the law? Did I mention I was 6 months pregnant at the time and had developed gestational diabetes that they knew about!! I told them several times that I needed to sit down and take a break but I was ignored. Everyone else got a break but the pregnant lady and I ended up being the last name pulled out of the hat to leave a little earlier!
I asked to speak with the manager several times about harrassment from my coworkers and other ongoing issues but the only time she made herself available was to fire me! After all this my baby was born 5 weeks early due to stress most likely. They are lucky he was born healthy! I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WITH SIMILAR ISSUES. SOMETHING IS GOT TO BE DONE ABOUT THESE PEOPLE!