(Please note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this workplace harassment/sex discrimination case and its proceedings.)
DUE TO THE HARASSMENT PLAINTIFF NEARLY LOSES HER BABY AND IS THEN PLACED ON A MONTH-LONG MEDICAL LEAVE
Because of the harassment, Plaintiff is placed on bed rest after almost losing her baby. During the second meeting, Plaintiff starts to cramp and bleed relating to her pregnancy. She is concerned about her pregnancy and goes to the doctor that a short time later. She nearly loses her baby after having a threatened abortion also known as a threatened miscarriage. She is placed immediately on bed rest. The bed rest last for about a month, which Plaintiff provides all the doctors’ notes for to Defendant.
Plaintiff is placed on about a month long medical leave because of her pregnancy. As stated above, Plaintiff’s doctors place her on bed rest for about one month. She is also placed on further doctor’s restrictions including no lifting over 10 lbs, no long walking, no vacuuming or strenuous activity. She is placed on a Pregnancy disability leave/FMLA leave by Defendant. Her first day back was around June 21, 2006.
IMMEDIATLEY UPON HER RETURN FROM HER MEDICAL LEAVE SHE IS HARASSED
Upon returning to work, Plaintiff finds her hours were reduced. Plaintiff typically always worked 40 hours a week with some overtime here and there. When Plaintiff returned, her hours had been reduced to 20 hours a week.
Further, the day after she returns she is harassed by Mr. Davis again. Plaintiff is called into Mr. Davis’s office. By this point Plaintiff had provided the doctor’s note with the restrictions listed clearly. However, Mr. Davis falsely tells Plaintiff that the note was not clear enough. He then threatens her job again telling her she cannot work unless the she had a better note. He does not provide her with any details about what is wrong with the note. Plaintiff again complains that she is being harassed because of her pregnancy and doctor’s note. Mr. Davis just laughs at her. (See Part 6 of 19.)
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