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#Bizarre: pregnant doctor loses her job after seeking maternity leave

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 February 2017, 3:38 IST

A doctor in Shillong, Meghalaya, has lost her job, apparently because she is pregnant.Dr Rachael RA Rapsang, a dental officer at Dr H Gordon Roberts hospital, has been allegedly terminated from her job because she had applied for a nine-month maternity leave.

The incident

  • When Rapsang applied to the hospital's medical superintendent for leave, she was fired. The hospital administration also asked her to return the salary she had been paid in advance.
  • The hospital administration apparently told Rapsang that maternity leave could not be considered because there was no provision for it in her contract.
  • The administration also claims that this is not a case of termination but self-termination, because no organisation would grant a person on a year's contract leave for nine months.
First published: 11 August 2015, 1:51 IST
 
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