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Can i get fired from my job from making mistakes?

Billerica, MA |

i'm pregnant and i was about to go for my maternity leave. are they trying to find something against me.

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Yes; this may well be a "pretext" firing--that happens when they are really firing you because you're pregnant, but they claim that they are firing you because you made a mistake, stole a ball point pen, arrived 1 minute late, etc.

Call an employment attorney ASAP (tomorrow) and be careful about talking to anyone else until you contact an attorney.

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I'm sorry you're dealing with this stress, especially during your pregnancy.

As an at-will employee, you can be fired for any reason, or no reason at all, as long as you're not being fired for an illegal reason, such as being pregnant. That being said, if they're trying to fire you for another reason, such as being late, but the real reason behind the termination is your pregnancy, it is a 'pretext' as the other attorney answer suggests. However, from the very limited facts you've provided here there is no way to answer your question.

I would highly recommend you seek a consultation with an employment attorney in your area as soon as possible. Many offer free consultations, so you may want to start there. A consultation is the best way to get an idea of your rights and whether they were potentially violated. Try to seek a consultation as soon as possible, as there are time limits involved with situations such as this. Good luck moving forward. My responses to questions on Avvo or other internet sites are never intended as legal advice and must not be relied upon as legal advice. I give legal advice only in the course of an attorney-client relationship. Exchange of information through Avvo does not establish an attorney-client relationship with me or anyone at my firm. That relationship is established only by individual consultation and execution of a written agreement for legal services which I provide to my clients.



a week before i was complaining about i can´t stand for too long while working because my leg were sore, so i asked to sit in a chair while working. then within that week, i was talking to my co worker in my language and my group leader was like no talking speak english, i told her no she speak in her language all the time and the only time we can talk is when we talk about someone in particular with her. thats just wrong i feel like its not fair, discriminated. and also in that week my supervisor came up and talk to me and said someone was complaining that i was sleeping during my work, and this is hard to believe which i never did. i think they trying to find something against me. and the next week comes up the supervisor said i made mistakes on pieces which i did couple months ago. he actually brought it up on the day i got terminated. why didn´t he told me before about it maybe theres something that i can do about it, but everyone does mistakes on that. and oh about the bonus in MAY im the only one that didnt get it. thats just messed up. but its cool. the only thing is that when i´m ready to go for my maternity leave they terminate me there and then why... is this wrongfully termination or what.



and oh everytime i go to my doctors appointment or whatever my supervisor be asking how long is the commute from where i live and from work. and he´s aggravated the fact the I´m pregnant and going through all this. I had morning sickness and started throwing up so many times at work he wouldnt let me go home or anything. he would look down on me just because i am pregnant. he doesnt know what pregnant women goes through because he has no kids or wife... i have been treated like crapt since the day i got hired, i´m the only remain staying there working in that department with alot of stress, dealing with the group leader, the other person who was working there with me before got terminated also because of how the group leader treated us. its stressful to lose a job knowing that I am having a baby on the way, so what now left with nothing to support my baby


Call Attorney Callahan for a free consultation and hire her if you have a case,. She gave you very good advice.

Danielle M. Callahan

Danielle M. Callahan


Thank you Attorney Hoy!

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