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Fewer pregnant women fired: By Amanda Tan & Elizabeth Soh IN DECEMBER, Jane (not her real name) received a bombs...

IN DECEMBER, Jane (not her real name) received a bombshell via e-mail: the five months pregnant cosmetics counter saleswoman was told she was out of a job. She was working at an outlet of Kiehl's, an American skin-care brand, her friend told The Straits Times. Tired from standing for hours, she took a brief break and sat down in a corner. At that moment a staff member took a snapshot to show her boss how goods were being displayed. Jane ended up in the picture, which the manager later saw. The next day, Jane was fired. She is one of 84 pregnant women who filed wrongful dismissal complaints last year, a big drop from the 147 cases the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) received in 2009. Read the full story in Monday's edition of The Straits Times. [email protected] [email protected] 84 pregnant women filed wrongful dismissal complaints last year, a big drop from the 147 cases MOM re...

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