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For Selfishly Breaking Rule, Pregnant Woman Sacked From Office
A female employee was sacked and reprimanded by her boss in Japan for selfishly breaking the rule and getting pregnant before her turn
- Vishabh Saini
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- April 05, 2018 07:14 IST
New Delhi : Each country has certain rules and regulations which citizens have to follow but sometimes the rules may appear too bizarre to abide by. A female employee was sacked and reprimanded by her boss in Japan for selfishly breaking the rule and getting pregnant before her turn.
The woman was employed at a private childcare centre in Aichi prefecture when she found out she was pregnant. But unfortunately for her, the timing clashed with 'shifts' drawn by the childcare centre director, which listed when female staff were allowed to marry and have children.
The woman's case has highlighted the unsettling practice of some Japanese companies where they dictate when a female employee is allowed to marry and have children, depending on the level of seniority.
As per the report, the woman's experiences came to light after her husband wrote a letter to one of Japan’s leading newspapers. The couple even went and apologised to the director. But, the husband claimed that his wife was scolded for 'selfishly' breaking the rule of the centre.
A government survey in 2015 revealed that half of the Japanese working women suffered some kind of harassment after becoming pregnant and one in five dismissed from their job.