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  1. karak
    karak April 21, 2013 at 12:40 am |

    I work in food service and have known a large number of women who worked while pregnant, often their job was the sole or main source of income. They did light duty for the last month or two of pregnancy, took a month off, and came back to work full-time, much less inconvenience than someone with, say, tendon surgery or chronic back problems.

    The only reason to discriminate against pregnant women is because you fundementally don’t believe that women are people and that pregnancy is as normal as pooping and peeing. You should provide a bathroom, you should be prepared for a baby.

  2. Angie unduplicated
    Angie unduplicated April 21, 2013 at 1:08 pm |

    Question: Are wait staff who are placed on light duty still paid half minimum wage, even though they probably are doing kitchen work which qualifies for full wage? I’ve seen this happen in one major pizza chain on another partially/temp disabled worker. This should be addressed if it’s happening.

    Slightly off topic but in the same league: I’m setting up employee records for my boss’s spouse and just discovered that IRS does not require unemployment compensation to be paid by an employer on his/her spouse. Haven’t these goons ever heard of divorce firings?

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