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Can You Be Fired for Having Your Period at Work?

September 13, 2017

Via: FindLaw

‘Every woman dreads getting period symptoms when they’re not expecting them,’ said Alisha Coleman, but I never thought I could be fired for it.’ It’s not a legal question often asked, but Coleman should know better than most. She was fired from a 911 call center in Georgia, allegedly after experiencing heavy menstrual symptoms related to the onset of menopause while at work.

With help from the American Civil Liberties Union, she is now suing her former employer, the Bobby Dodd Institute, for gender discrimination.

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