I faced discrimination as a pregnant worker.
I was a cashier at a fast food restaurant for almost eight years when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. My doctor put me on standing and lifting restrictions because I was in danger of losing my baby. My employer told me that I would have to take this time off and that they could not accommodate me by providing a stool for me to sit on. Being pushed out of work at that time was the worst possible situation for a first time mother and I was terrified. When I returned to work after having my baby, they cut my hours back to fifteen hours a week when I had been a full-time employee for the eight years prior.