Woman Sues Ex-Employer For Firing Her Over Periods
A loyal and long time 911 operator is suing her former employer after they fired her for not being able to control her menstrual flow. Her termination came after employers said she ruined company property with her periods.
The American Civil Liberties Union is helping the fired woman, Alisha Coleman, sue Bobby Dodd Institute, a job training and employment agency in Fort Benning, Georgia where she had worked for nearly a decade. The mother of two was fired in 2016 for experiencing two incidents of sudden onset, heavy menstrual flow, a symptom of premenopause.
“Every woman dreads getting period symptoms when they’re not expecting them, but I never thought I could be fired for it. Getting fired for an accidental period leak was humiliating. I don’t want any woman to have to go through what I did, so I’m fighting back.”