01 Jul '11, 5am

Wife's pregnancy woes at work

I AM not surprised that the birth rate in Singapore is declining as most companies are not supportive of women bearing more children. My wife and I have a one-year-old daughter. My wife is now pregnant with our second child. During my wife's first pregnancy at her previous workplace, she was forced to take a 20-per-cent pay cut when she returned from maternity leave. The company cited unsatisfactory performance as the reason for the pay cut. While looking for new employment, my wife was frequently asked if she would be having a second child soon. Most companies told her upfront that they would not like to hire soon-to-be mothers. On June 28, a week after my wife told her boss of her latest pregnancy, she was asked to resign. The management cited unsatisfactory performance as the reason. However, my wife had only joined the company in March this year and was still undergoin...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC110701-0000322/Wifes...

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