24 Feb '11, 5am

Letters: Three months pregnant and fired

My heart goes to Jeslin for her situation. I could not imagine how it feels to receive retrenchment letter while you are pregnant. I bet it must be very awful! Gone through pregnancy is not easy yet should not stop a person working in a company. I guess I am more fortunate that I have a very conducive working environment. Indeed, it is very important for a mother-to-be to feel welcome to work and some flexibility in working hours. Employer and colleagues at least should give ease to pregnant women instead of mistreat them. Maternity leave is needed for mother to have a rest and good bonding with new-born despite those sleepless nights. If companies keep acting like this, the birth rate will not going anywhere. Although this is not the only reason why people do not want to have kids but it could be one of the reasons why we do not have more kids. Employers should take initi...

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