being harassed at work for being pregnant. Help!?
I am 30 weeks pregnant and work at Home Depot in the kitchen/bath/plumbing department. I have worked there since before I got pregnant. I go into work today and I am pulled into the office by the assistant store manager and the hr manager. They tell me that since I will not go on ladders or lift heavy objects I am not fullfilling my job responsibilities and I need to bring in a note. I have no problem bringing in a dr''s note, but why this far into my pregnancy are they doing this? I told them I have asked several times to be a cashier b/c it is less physically demanding and it would be better for the department to have someone else who can lift things. Instead they ignore my request and give me roughly 12 hours a week and tell me I am not doing my job. If I would have been approached about it by my supervisor in a "hey for paperwork reasons we just need a dr notes that you cant be on ladders etc" I would have had no problem with it. But they way they did it I feel threatened and want to know why they waited so long to ask me for a note. At this point I am very pissed off and want to know if there is any legal action I can take about this. Also I will be forced to work in my department alone and asked to do what is called "pack down" getting items out of the overhead (which I cant do b/c they are heavy and or require ladders) and when I ask for help 50% of the time no one helps me. And I will sometimes have to go 6 hours without taking a break b/c no one can cover my break so I get lightheated from not eating.
Asked By: **Hunter's Mom 9-27-11** - 7/12/2011
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Your employer is trying to comply with the Pregnancy Discrimination Act by treating your pregnancy as every other temporary medical condition. That's why they need a note. If they aren't doing this to help you, here's the law pertaining to your situation... More
Answered By: Ouragon - 7/12/2011
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Go to your local police station and tell them that your job is endangering your unborn child by not letting you eat and climbing ladders. That is just ridiculous that people actually work their who let that slide!
Answered By: Seti Von witzenberg - 7/12/2011
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