Friday, November 12, 2010

When will this end?

Julianne Shead was a farm-worker. In June 2009 she went on parental leave after becoming pregnant. So her boss fired her.

Her former employer has just had to pay $13,750 (including $8250 in lost wages and $5500 for hurt and humiliation) for that, but you really have to ask: how long is this going to go on? It's been illegal now for thirty years. And yet employers still keep doing it. How long will it take to get the message into their thick skulls that this sort of discrimination is simply not acceptable?