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i recently applied for a promotion at my work, but was denied due to the face that i have two children and the employers believed that would take away from my time and focus spent at work. Has any other mothers had problems such as these?

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amaniotis

Asked by amaniotis at 6:25 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • Is that legal to deny someone for that reason???
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:26 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • That's discrimination. Consider an attorney.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 6:30 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Well....Would the hours and responsibilities in all honesty AFFECT your being able to balance BOTH jobs? Or do you have a Nanny/full-time babysitter to take care of your children? Seriously! I am all for women climbing the corporate ladder, BUT, if you your kids are sick one day, or the kids are on school vacation/summer break, and you have reports/meetings to run, how will you manage everything?


    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 6:34 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Honey, I was passed by for a job I was more than qualified for just because I had children and come to find out the girl that was hired DID NOT KNOW WHAT A MOUSE WAS! Not the little white ones in your kitchen, the ones that are connected to the computer, yeah I was hot to say the least
    midnightmoma

    Answer by midnightmoma at 6:38 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Unfortunately that happens alot. In my career, about 25 years... I would say that happened to me about ten times. Does it bother me.. nope, if they are that ignorant, I don't need them.
    pupmom

    Answer by pupmom at 6:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • That is illegal. I would get an attorney if you can prove that you didn't get the job b/c you have kids.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 7:41 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • If you have that in writing, then take it to court. It's discrimination. They cannot refuse you an opportunity that you are qualified for simply because your a mother. Period.
    TheDiva320

    Answer by TheDiva320 at 10:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Go to www.avvo.com (that is a v v o.com with 2 "v'"s ) and ask an attorney for free. If they were stupid enough to tell you that is the reason then i think you have a great law suit.. Can you imagine them saying that to a man?
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 10:23 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Wow. I wish you worked for the company I work for. They would never do this.
    TeaAnderson

    Answer by TeaAnderson at 1:21 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

  • That is discrimination and it's illegal.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:57 AM on Jan. 21, 2009

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