Gen United

When I was visibly pregnant and worked as a casual at [mens clothing store], I was made to climb ladders and lift heavy stock while the state manager was there to boss me around. I had fainting spells during pregnancy, which they didn’t care about when I told them it wasn’t safe for me to do those tasks as I was tended to pass out when I exerted myself. Not even a week later, they suddenly claimed they could no longer give me hours for my safety. I lost my job and tenancy while pregnant and had to move in with my partners family until my child was nearly 2 years old, as no one would hire a young mother. [some identifiable info has been redacted for privacy reasons in this submission]