Fired for Choosing Childbirth
This poor guy was fired for choosing to be with his wife during labor instead of going into work to cover another shift. Granted, he was told about the mandatory 24/7 on call policy before he got hired and didn’t qualify for any time off benefits because he had not reach his 90 day probation period but that still shouldn’t have been enough to justify getting fired. Due dates are estimates but childbirth is unpredictable, each case is different. We need to get allot better at honoring and preserving the sanctity of families in the US. This Veteran worker should not have been put in a position of having to choose! Mandatory maternity and paternity time off should be amended into the federal employment protection laws to ensure every worker is allowed a minimum amount of time off after experiencing a new birth. What do you think?