If I wrote down all the instances in which I've been discriminated against for being a single mom, a teen mom or both, I would have a book. It would be a boring read, but the point stands.
Single mom, the fact that I was a woman doing a man's job (in quite a few different jobs), militay wife, military ex-wife, parent.
So yeah, I've been discriminated against quite a few different ways. Thankfully I now work for a college where my boss is an involved dad, our VP is family friendly and I am happy.
No, I haven't. I've had issues because I was a teen mom and because ds is biracial.
Quoting Robsessed98:No, I've never been discriminated against in the legal sense of the word. Not renting to people with children isn't discrimination, just like a no pet policy, it's to protect the property from damage. If I was a landlord I'd do it too. As for an employer, it's understandable why they don't like it bc it's pretty much a guarantee that it will affect the employee's attendance at times, but it can't be used as the reason for hiring someone (but it does happen, they just have to use a different reason). I've gotten to the point where I despise that word. Discrimination definitely exists, no doubt, but it is way overblown and misused. It's become the catch-all word to place the blame when people don't get what they want or don't like the end result.
Connect with CafeMom:
Switch to Mobile Site
Getting Started Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
Part of the CafeMom family of sites
© 2013 CMI Marketing, Inc. All rights reserved.