Tough times call for tough measures and for some companies that means handing pink slips to even their pregnant and postpartum employees. While it may seem unethical, it's completely legal. A recent New York Times report said:

It may not sound fair, as the national layoff tsunami is swamping even households with new infants, or babies en route. But it is entirely legal to lay off a pregnant woman or a woman on maternity leave — as long as the employer can make the case that she is being let go for a reason unrelated to her pregnancy.

Do you think there should be a law protecting mamas-to-be or new mums?

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