Pregnant worker humiliated by manager

February 2020

Adah* worked in an office and was 32 weeks pregnant with her second child. Adha asked her manager if she could work from home one day a week. She provided a medical certificate which recommended flexible working hours as she was in the later stage of her pregnancy. Adah’s manager made fun of her request and humiliated her in front of her team. 

Adah lodged a complaint with ADNSW.  
The employer attended a conciliation conference with Adah. The complaint was settled when the employer agreed to transfer Adah to a new role within the company under a new manager. 

*Name has been changed to protect the privacy of the individual.

Last updated:

23 Jun 2021

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