Sad But True – Pregnant Women Are Still Discriminated Against In The Workplace

Many successful women choose to have both a career and a family and thrive in both areas.

And one would think a pregnant woman would have support from her employer without question when it comes to managing her pregnancy and working her job.

However, even though it’s 2019, pregnant women are still wildly discriminated against in the workplace at an alarming rate.

Of course, many employers try to hide their bias and come up with all kinds of excuses on why a woman isn’t “measuring up” at work or “dropping in performance.”

But the truth is, some companies truly don’t like it when a woman is pregnant – either because they mistakenly feel it will slow her down, or they are simply anti-family.

It’s a myth a woman will suddenly become a slacker just because she is pregnant!  A woman is more than capable of having children and working a career.

And while some women actually choose to work and raise a family – some families are forced to have two incomes just to make ends meet. 

But tragically, some women are getting fired from their jobs – simply for being pregnant! 

This is not only devastating to a woman’s morale – it’s discriminatory and can even cause a major financial blow to her family. 

Parents reported:

“Data from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) website for pregnancy-related discrimination shows more than 30,000 complaints were filed with the agency from 2010 to 2018. And that number doesn’t include cases filed with local Fair Employment Practices Agencies across the country. According to a review of the EEOC trip by the National Partnership for Women & Families, almost a third of charges for pregnancy discrimination between 2011 and 2015 were from women being fired.”

Instead of shunning pregnant women, employers need to embrace working moms and show their unwavering support.

From creating areas in the workforce where a woman can breastfeed her baby, to allowing her to work from home, it’s the little things that really go a long way.

Some smart employers are even providing onsite childcare for working moms to help ease the cost of childcare. 

A woman should never have to choose between her career and bringing new life into this world.

It’s truly unconscionable that women are still being discriminated against for having a baby, but it’s the reality of the sad world we live in.

In fact, as Mommy Underground previously reported, 200 pro-abort CEOs signed a letter claiming pregnant women are “bad for business.”

If you are a pregnant mama and are in the workforce, please know Mommy Underground supports you! 

There is no shame in being pregnant and working.  And don’t let anyone tell you different!

Have you or do you know anyone who has been discriminated against in the workplace for being pregnant? 

Why do you think some employers discriminate against pregnant women?

Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

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