I am wanting to find out if anything can be done to the owner or the company for discriminating against people with children or the one's that become pregnant. Here's what's happening... My husband and I have been trying to conceive. The owner has in-directly threatened me if I was to get pregnant, I wouldn't work here much longer. The comment he has made to me before when another female co-worker was out due to a sick child was "This isn't going to work. If I have someone on my payroll, they need to be here everyday! You might as well get use to it because your the female and it's your responsibility to stay at home with sick kids." When she came back to work, she caught so much grieff from the owner and the office manager (Owners Girlfriend). Within a week, they fired her. There were no problems with this girl at all, she worked great. But, they fired here because she was "Just not working out".
Every female that has gotten fired from this place has been because they have children. Of course they do not write it up that way but that's what it is. We have 16 employees here, unfortunately all of the employees that have kids are management (exception of 2). The owners mother, father and girlfriend all work here. Anyway, a mechanic in the shop area just found out his wife is pregnant. He had to leave earlier today because his wife was having some complications and took her to the hospital.
When he returned, he was approched by a member of management who asked him if "This deal with his wife was going to be an everyday occurance?" After the mechanic explained to him what was happening, the manager replied "She lost it". "It" refering to the baby. I've seen this too many times at this place to know that they will shortly start writing him up for everything and he will be fired.
I have been working here for a year and a half and now that I've seen how they handle situations like this, I HATE it here!! But, because I am trying to conceive right now I'm not in the position to quit. Is there anyone who can help me? I am wanting to know that if I was to get pregnant and they started harrassing me like that if there is legally anything I could do to them.
Really, Really needing some suggestions and facts!