Hello, I live and work in the state of California.
I've posted on here about my supervisor, but now I have a question in regards to some of my co-workers.
I was out of work for about 10-15 days due to a pregnancy that was actually ectopic (tubal pregnancy or any pregnancy that is not in the uterus). During the time that I was out, I was told by a co-worker that every time I called out, others made comments about not being surprised that I called out again, and that I would probably keep calling out.
Upon my return to work, 2 of my co-workers were ranting in front of me stating "if my butt (they used the other word) itches i'm calling out sick. even if i'm not sick, i'm gonna call out and make sure it's on a weekend too!" They also brought up the fact that the following weekend was Cinco de Mayo and that "someone will probably call out." During this, they were laughing amongst themselves. I was in the hospital over the weekend, and the following weekend, after a second hospital stay on Thursday, I was advised to stay at home in case I had any reactions to the medication that was given to me to medically abort the tubal pregnancy.
Now, today, another co-worker of mine stated that it was her Friday. The co-worker making the statements the other day said "I wouldn't get too excited. It's the weekend, and you might have to come in and work overtime because 'someone' might call out sick." The co-worker she was talking to, didn't quite understand what she meant by this, and someone else said, "you know what she's talking about...", this same co-worker a few minutes later, blatantly ignored me when I was trying to pass down information that had occurred the previous day.
Not only am I devistated by the loss, and the ordeal I had to go through, but I have to come to work and feel as if my self esteem is being attacked. I didn't choose to have pregnancy complications, so that I could go through surgery. Is there anything I can do? Thanks, Amanda