…pecially hollow: Do we really believe a school would have spelled out the reason for her departure? Do we really think that because the school board at the time didn’t write, “FIRED FOR PREGNANCY” her story lacks credibility? That’s like not believing Harvey Weinstein’s victims because his company didn’t write “terminated for not sleeping with Harvey” in the employment records.
This part made me lol. So well-said.
Yes, the Pregnancy Discrimination Act wasn’t law yet, but in my research for a piece I published yesterday on the Supreme Court sex discrimination cases, I found that Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 explicitly spelled out the right to not be discriminated upon at work due to pregnancy.
That said, it definitely still happened/happens. But it’s interesting that, even then, pregnancy discrimination by employers was illegal.