Monday, August 22, 2011

Was She Fired Because She's Pregnant?

Becoming pregnant is usually a joyous and happy occasion for women and most can't wait to share the news with all their loved ones. One person women usually dread telling however, is their boss. These days career is everything, and letting your boss know your pregnant can be a nerve racking discussion. Pregnancy discrimination is still a very real thing these days and it's sad to hear about women losing their jobs because they're pregnant. You don't hear so much about it in Canada, but I know it happens a lot in the US.

Just days after happily announcing her pregnancy, Hilary Duff was dropped as the lead role of Bonnie in "The Story of Bonnie and Clyde." According to TMZ,  a source claims the split was amicable and it came down to timing. "Hilary won’t be available until next June. If we could wait, we would.” Hmph. Julie Evans Ryans from the Stir pretty much sums up everything I have to say about that statment, "First of all, they could wait if they really wanted to, and plenty of pregnant women have starred in movies and television shows without ruining the story. There are special effects, stand-ins, and all sorts of other ways women can act without their pregnancy "getting in the way." There are options, and pregnancy should never be used as grounds to dismiss someone from a job." Well who knows, maybe it was amicable, maybe Hilary wanted this time off to enjoy her pregnancy. Whatever the case may be, we wish her a safe, happy and relaxed pregnancy and hope she is thankful for the time off, whether she wanted it or not.

Expectant mama Hilary Duff leaving a Pilates class

P.S At least she can look forward to things like this to make her smile if she is feeling a little down, lol.

Image Credit: