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I was employed by a large company as the Catering and Sales Director. When I informed them that I was pregnant, the General Manager told me "I don't think I can go forward with you in this position." At the time I was already entering my sixth month. I can't tell you how hard it is to get hired in a professional job in this condition. My attorney seems to think that one of the reasons I am being discriminated against is because I am single. Any help you could give me in getting my story heard, I would appreciate.

I'm sorry to hear that your employer doesn't have enough sense to know how misdirected and illinformed his/her decision is. Unfortunately, I have heard of other women--single and married--who have experienced this same discrimination. (Some have even worked with women-only and women-led offices.)

I would try contacting 9to5, National Association of Working Women (238 W. Wisconsin Avenue, #700; Milwaukee, WI 53203; #414-274-0925)--and also NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund (120 Maryland Avenue, NE, Washington, DC 20002; #202-544-4470). Both are informed on cases like this and should know how best to proceed.

Good luck--and congratulations on your pregnancy.


Amy

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