A mom who used to work at the Standard Hotel in New York City is claiming that she was fired from her job after giving birth in one of the hotel rooms -- neither of which was something she expected.
Tara Tan worked as a manager at the hotel, and was on the job one night very late into her pregnancy -- when she suddenly found herself doubled over in pain and realized she was about to give birth right then and there.
She called her husband, and when he arrived at the hotel, he wound up delivering the baby himself because there just wasn't time to get to the hospital. They were taken away in an ambulance after the baby's birth, and were supposedly ushered out through a side entrance so the guests of the hotel wouldn't be disturbed.
And even though she'd just given birth, Tara went back to work a mere three days later. And not too long after that, she was fired. The reason for her termination? She "didn't fit in with the culture of the hotel."
Of course, she's now filed a $10 million discrimination lawsuit after what went down -- as anyone in her situation should do.
How can you not feel for this poor woman? Out of all the places to potentially go into labor and deliver your baby, no one expects to do it on the job. OMG. Can you even imagine how humiliating it must have been for her to have to resort to giving birth in a hotel room with her co-workers around? I'm sure she was pretty mortified, and it must have been even harder for her to return to work after what happened.
And speaking of returning to work -- what the heck was she doing back at that hotel just days after having a baby?!? I'm guessing she was worried she'd lose her job if she took maternity leave, and little did she know that she was about to be fired regardless of her dedication to the hotel.
Being canned was basically the icing on the cake as far as giving her a huge slap that she most definitely didn't deserve.
I know there are two sides to every story, but it sounds to me like she has a case, and hopefully justice will be done.
Who's with me in rooting for her to win and come out of this thing a millionaire -- and never have to go back to work again?
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