Unfairly Treated

I’m a mother from Carmarthenshire currently on benefits. When I was pregnant with my first child, I was working as a cleaner and had to stop working at about 3 months pregnant due to high blood pressure. I wasn’t supported by my employer and they stopped paying me.

My boss didn’t believe I was pregnant initially because I hadn’t had my first scan. The matter eventually ended up going to court, and even though I won, I was awarded a really low sum of money because my boss hadn’t been properly recording all the hours I’d worked. However, this experience hasn’t discouraged me from going back to work at some point. I’m currently pursuing qualifications and volunteering with the hope of getting a job at some point.

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by UnfairlyTreated on April 04, 2018 at 02:18PM

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  • Posted by FTWW April 09, 2018 at 11:15

    One of our members reports, 'I wasn’t allowed specific time off for IVF treatment / appointments . I had to take it as sick leave which didn’t seem fair. I wasn’t sick. I was made to feel that it was my choice and therefore my issues. There is lots of policy and legislation on pregnant women etc but nothing for women going through fertility treatments'.
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