The pregnant woman in our department is getting a better chair, more breaks, and more considerations than the rest of us. We don’t think this is fair? What can we do without seeming to be against motherhood?
A.While pregnancy isn’t a disability and isn’t generally covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), there may be medical reasons that require your employer to make certain accommodations for the employee. But even if that’s not the case, your employer may be making a sound business decision by offering assistance to an employee who needs some extra help temporarily in order to remain on the job and work efficiently. I say, be supportive of your co-worker. Life has a way of balancing out. One day it may be you who needs a little extra consideration.