I had just started a new job as an entry level accountant after getting my MBA with an emphasis in accounting. I had literally just gotten past my 90 days and found out I was pregnant. The very next week the owner of the accounting firm asked to speak with me. She, yes she, took me to an upstairs out of the way office and proceeded to chew me out and tell me there was no way a pregnant woman could work there or even a new mom. She then went on to belittle me and tell me how bad my accounting skills were. Funny, if they were so bad, how did I make it past my 90 day probationary period? She then told me if I left quietly, she wouldn’t contest my unemployment.
I was the victim of discrimination and corporate bullying. I contacted an attorney, and I have an excellent case, but because of the way the owner did this, it’s my word against hers. She took me to an office completely out of earshot of the rest of the office. She knew what she was doing. Unless I can find someone else she’s done this to, it’s my word against hers. I have tried to find past employees but had no luck finding anyone.
It’s almost impossible to find a new job when you’re pregnant too. My unemployment has run out, my student loans are due, and we are trying to live on my husband’s income only which has put us hopelessly behind.