To an extent. It depends on your job, company, how long you've worked there and your state.
You can call HR and talk to them about it. They will tell you what your rights are. If your immediate boss is being non sympathetic, chances are someone higher up than her will care. I was sick for 3 months and my boss got mad at me because I wouldn't cover a shift for her because she was sick for one day. So she spited me by not giving me the day off that I asked for. I called the district manager and she got a talking to. She changed her attitude real quick after that.
Child care, been working for nearly 3 years, am a valued employee but since I got pregnant its like they don't respect how I feel. I hardly ever have days off unless I'm really not well. I work in QLD. Any ideas?? Should I be treated like this??
That is a bit odd if you've been there that long. I would definitely go above her and speak to her superior about it. You can find out what all they have in policy, how they'll handle future things (appointments, sick days, etc) and what's expected.
No you shouldn't be treated like that...I agree call H&R
If ur sick to the point were u r fainting i would think they would have to send u home. I'm 34 weeks and jst a couple of weeks ago I started having really bad pains in my stomach and it kept getting really tense. i even got sick and i got really hot really fast and couldnt cool down. my boss had me go sit in the cooler for a while to see if that helped any and it didn't. so she ended telling me to go home 2 1/2 hrs before my shift was suppose to end.
If all else fails flop on the floor and don't respond. She'll have no choice but to let you go hone
Do your research, in my state pregnancy is considered temporary disability. So pregnant people can't get fired for temporary medical condition. Yes you still need to be able to do your job with in reason. Get online do some reading to protect yourself. A lot of places don't like having pregnant women working for them for a few reasons.