A new mom says her pregnancy wasn’t the warm and glowing time it should’ve been, because her employers at a restaurant in Chicago picked on her for becoming a parent. And after she had the baby, she claims she was fired from her job as a server and manager amidst nasty comments about breastfeeding.
The woman says things started off bad when she told her bosses about the pregnancy, and got worse from there.
“It’s supposed to be the best time of my life, when I’m pregnant, and it wasn’t,” she told CBS 2, adding that her bosses called her in to talk and suggested they were disappointed that she’d become pregnant.
Then once her son was born, she claims there were remarks about breasfeeding, followed by her getting the ax. She says she wasn’t told why and has filed a lawsuit, claiming discrimination.
However, one of the owners told the station that’s not the case.
“We would never fire anyone because they were pregnant and we didn’t. We support women who have families and continue to do so,” a co-owner said in a written statement, but did not clarify why the woman no longer works at the restaurant.
Woman Claims Bucktown Restaurant Fired Her For Having Baby [CBS 2 Chicago]