Im not sure if this is the right place to post this but im getting sooo annoyed with my boss. Im 13+6 weeks pregnant. Work has known about my pregnancy since about 6 weeks. Immediately he did a risk assessment and we discussed everything, ive been pregnant before and pretty much know the drill with what I can/cant do. He was great, said all the right things etc. But now he is driving me up the wall! He says I dont do any work. He makes sly comments about me sitting down on the kick stool every now and then and when I returned from the bathroom after being sick he told me that I should of stopped doing that by now. Now my boss is a pain in the arse at the best of times and usually I can ignore him, but his little comments are starting to wear me down. I do fight my corner and tell him that im entitled to sit down/not do any heavy lifting but he just laughs. I actually said one day when he complained about my sitting down that I was interested on our area managers opinions on discrimination against pregnant workers and whether she thinks comments about sitting down are appropiate. He just walked away from me! Said absolutely nothing! Yet it doesnt stop him. Im reaching the end of my tether and im dreading the next 6 months!
It's very important that you write down all of his comments and keep a log of them. If it doesn't stop within a few days go and see his manager/HR and show them what he's been doing. They'll pull him up so quickly his feet won't touch the floor. What an arse.
Take a look at your company's grievance/bullying harrassment policy. usually you will find that you need to make them aware that their comments are upsetting - basically you can give them one chance to stop by making them aware of how their comments/behaviour is making you feel. If they carry on then you can raise a grievance with their manager. Don't just accept the comments, you will be on M/L in no time but pregnancy can be tiring enough without this hanging over you when you are at home. Good luck x
He is "joking" but he also often "jokes" about immigrants, overweight people, women with short hair (?), and people on benefits. basically he can be a nightmare to work with. And to top it off he leaves a tiny little puddle everytime he goes to the loo and also scratches his arse and then sniffs his fingers, such a nice man...