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.
- 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.