I worked in the IT department of a telecoms and media company.
When I announced my pregnancy, my female boss refused to do a risk assessment, saying that when she’d broken her leg, she’d still struggled up stairs and done her job so she couldn’t see why I’d need one.
While I was on maternity leave, she restructured the department. My role would now need shift work and to be on call so she changed me to support an area in which I had no experience and would, apparently, not need out of hours support. A man took over my job.
I hated my new role and left several months later – too late to claim discrimination.
I kept in touch with my colleagues. My original role has never introduced out of hours support.