27 Feb '12, 1am

Wrongful dismissal complaints up 33%, despite efforts to better protect pregnant employees

SINGAPORE - After only four months in her new job as a client relationship manager at a global firm, Esther (not her real name) was doing well, pulling in S$250,000 in sales. So when the 30-year-old found out that she was one-month pregnant with her second child, she was not worried - rather, she felt that it was "only right" to inform her company so that it could plan ahead. But the company dropped a bombshell: "I was on leave, on a short vacation overseas, when the company wrote to me to say I had been terminated. No reason given, nothing," said Esther. When she returned to work and pursued the matter, she was told by her human resource department that it was a "management decision" and she would be compensated one month's salary. "My life changed because of that," she told Today. "I was actually earning more than my husband, we were living quite a comfortable life, we h...

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