Seeking a Job

Updated on February 23, 2008
S.D. asks from Lake Dallas, TX
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I guess I need to vent a little bit. I was laid off in March, and started working somewhere as a temp. (I was told in my interview it would be a 90 day term.) It was temp to perm. After my 90 days, I was still a temp. I have now been here for over 6 months. They finally took me on full time, but reduced my pay! I was told they had to do this because I will be out in March (maternity leave). I am now looking for a new career. I just received my associates degree, but no one will hire due to my "condition". Any advise from anyone? I am freaking out here about how to pay my bills and prepare for a new, sweet baby with less pay!

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I hope by now you have consulted with legal. If you would like to learn about a new career path, especially with the new baby coming...check out my website at



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They can not reduce your pay or treat you any differently because you are pregnant. That is discrimination! Please check out the above link and file a complaint against this company because this is not acceptable.



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They actually explicitly stated that they were paying you less because you are taking maternity leave?? Can you get that in writing from them??



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Speak to an attorney about discrimination -- you may now be better financially prepared for your child than you previously thought!



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It's not unusual to take a cut in pay when you transition from temp to perm. As a temp, you don't always have benefits and you obviously have less security.

It's unbelievable that they would expressly associate it with your pregnancy. That's illegal and pretty moronic.

If you do have benefits - short-term and/or long-term disability - that will assist in covering your maternity leave, you're probably best to stay put for now. But I would definitely be updating that resume to ensure you're ready when the time comes.

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