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19th Feb 2024

Expectant mum shocked after she loses job a day after announcing pregnancy


BY Nina McLaughlin

The pregnant woman was shocked by the decision

Being pregnant is one of the most exciting, but overwhelming times in your life. One of the last things you need to worry about is losing your job, but this was a reality for one pregnant woman after her job let her go just one day after she told them she was pregnant.

Amy explained that she was working for a tech company when she was fired seemingly out of nowhere.

Having been at the company for four months, she was informed via text message that her contract had been terminated ‘due to excessive sick leave’.

“Good morning Amy, not sure if you’re working today we’ve decided to cease your employment due to excessive sick leave as you’re still in your probation period,” the whole message read.

“Please return your work items, monitors, laptops, etc.”

In the video, the TikToker explained that a day prior she had messaged her boss to tell them that she couldn’t work due to ‘pregnancy-related illness’, and had to take the day off sick.

However, at just 7.47 am the next day, she received an email telling her that she had been fired.

“There’s no HR department there, no one to tell and my boss was away until Christmas,” the expectant mum told Daily Mail Australia. “I don’t know who I was supposed to tell.”

“We are in 2024 and employers can’t just go ahead and do whatever they want just because you’re pregnant or on probation or whatever they deem fit,” she added

“Employers should consult with HR or legal representatives before doing anything rash.”

Her followers were shocked that her employer would do this, but many said they’d been in similar situations before.

You can watch Amy’s full video below:

@amy.tobinn Slaaay #pregnancy #pregnancytiktok #employmenttermination #pregnancytok #pregnancyhumor ♬ original sound – Amy 🍒 First Time Mum To Be