A very senior manager told me not to worry about all this because once I’d had my baby I wouldn’t care about my career any more.

I just never expected that women would be treated unfairly when they announce they’re pregnant, not in this day and age. How wrong was I?! After letting my employer know, my line manager restructured their team, demoting my role. After handing me an org chart which didn’t even include my role on it, I was told that they would figure something out for me if I came back to work. My duties were removed from me without consultation and I was excluded from meetings and discussions about areas of my remit. A very senior manager told me not to worry about all this because once I’d had my baby I wouldn’t care about my career any more. Heavily pregnant and feeling powerless, I just sat there completely shocked, it was awful.

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