...and if you want to KEEP your job....schedule your doctor's appointments AFTER HOURS, or work out being able to come in a little later, or leaving a little earlier than scheduled. Taking a "personal or sick day" with EVERY appointment, is going to result in being unemployed rather quickly--especially in THIS economy!
I was 5 1/2 months pregnant when I was laid off right after 9/11 occurred. I wasn't fired...and I was the Executive Assistant to the CEO of the company. It came down to money, and I was laid off along with 27 other high level income directors and managers, in lieu of an hourly assistant who earned considerably less money, and was NOT married or pregnant, and had no plans for children in the near future.
ALL employment is "at will." You can be fired for ANY reason, or NO reason at all! Employers have MANY legal loopholes they can use to get rid of anyone they so choose.
at 12:31 PM on Apr. 21, 2009