A young woman said her boss fired her from a barmaid position after she suffered a miscarriage, in part because she wouldn’t “be in the right frame of mind.”
Amy Larman, 18, from Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, was reportedly fired just hours after she found out her unborn baby’s heart had stopped beating.
Larman said that she told her boss, 45-year-old Adam Groves, that she was due to receive a medical scan in advance of the Jan. 15 doctor appointment. She then texted Groves at 9:00 p.m. to say that she was too upset to work that night after receiving the results, which showed that the baby’s heart had stopped beating Yahoo News reports.
"I told him the situation and he had no absolutely no sympathy," she said, according to The Metro.
After the appointment at Queen Elizabeth II Hospital in Welwyn Garden City, she was transferred to Lister Hospital in Stevenage for the termination operation.
Larman received more bad news, however, when her boss told her she was fired.
“He said he had to let me go because he could not have staff on the payroll who let him down," she said, according to Yahoo News.
Here is the text conversation between Larman and Groves, courtesy of SWNS:
Larman had worked at the pub for three months to prepare for the birth of her baby.
“He knew I was pregnant -- that's why he put me on part-time hours,” Larman said. “You don't treat your staff like that. I think it's awful that I have had to go through this and when I'm down I get kicked.”
However, Groves said that she only told him about the scan at 9:00 p.m., when her shift was about to begin. He also said that he did not know about Larman’s miscarriage.
“I have been very lenient with the girl," he said. "Just last week she signed a temporary contract because she failed the last one.”
'It has upset my whole family because they have had to see me go through this,” Larman said, according to The Daily Mail. "He had no remorse. Now I have just got to deal with it once I have got my head round it myself."