Boy, do we have clout or do we have clout!
Just two days after we posted about a NYT article which reported that an employee with a high-risk pregnancy was fired because her doctor refused to let her work overtime, the NYT reports today that the employer said it was all just an “unfortunate misunderstanding” — and that she can return “immediately without loss of seniority and without fear of retaliation.”
(Had nothing to so with the NYT article, we just want you to know).
New York City’s Pregnant Workers Fairness Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers.
Takeaway: If only the employer had read our blog — before it chose to fire her, and not after!