Verizon fires pregnant employee: Can companies penalize women during pregnancy?

Plenty of layoffs at the major IT company, Verizon, is happening more and more and these layoffs are angering people. And a nasty case where a pregnant woman was terminated has been enraging many people. The case against Verizon. This happened in Hyderabad, India and no one can believe how the company can be so heartless to the point of laying off a woman who is in her third month of pregnancy. A woman, in the third month of her pregnancy, was laid off by Verizon even though she begged them to not lay her off due to the fact that she is pregnant and needs to be financially secure to support the child. This woman was a software tester at Verizon, and the company's HR had demanded her to resign. The woman is understandably scared and upset, and even said while the HR personnel and Delivery Head were having a meeting with her about it privately- they did not care, and were just very unconcerned even though she is pregnant and will need to support her child in several months. The … [Read more...]