she ‘couldn’t handle it’

As soon as one of my colleagues told our boss she was pregnant, his whole demeanour changed. He became very passive-aggressive and began giving me more and more of her workload because he thought she ‘couldn’t handle it’. This was made even more ridiculous by the fact that she was complaining about being bored with so little work to do. When my colleague decided to get a job closer to where she lived instead of coming back to work after her maternity leave, our boss’s reaction was, ‘Well, that was to be expected.’ I got engaged at the beginning of the year and he has already started making comments about me leaving to have a baby. I’m not planning to have a baby any time soon but feel I shouldn’t have to explain that to him.

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