Woman gets fired after her body positive photos go viral

Oct 1, 2017

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Woman gets fired after her body positive photos go viral

Oct 1, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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The power of social media can be a double-edged sword. A recent body positive shoot of a Texas couple, Stephanie and Arryn, spread all over the internet like a wildfire. The reactions of the public were mainly positive, but apparently, Stephanie’s employer doesn’t share the opinion of the public.

After the photos went viral, Stephanie got fired from Austin Bank Texas N.A. As BuzzFeed reports, “they were ‘concerned’ about how many people would see her photos and how it would reflect on the company.”

Posted by Wolf & Rose Photography on Thursday, September 14, 2017

The photoshoot can be described as a “couple boudoir.” The photos were taken by Bria Terry of Wolf & Rose Photography, depicting a couple deeply in love with each other. The reason why the photos went viral is the body positive message, considering that Stephanie is a “plus-sized” lady. In the photos, she looks comfortable in her own skin, in love with her fiancé, and she’s sending a powerful message for all of us who don’t fit the mold of the beauty standards. As Stephanie tells BuzzFeed, the shoot also made her feel comfortable and confident. However, her employer had a different opinion of this photo shoot, which resulted in her losing a job.

As BuzzFeed reports, Austin Bank Texas N.A. told Stephanie that the topless photos were inappropriate for a family-oriented company in which she was employed. However, she was wearing a swimsuit bottom and a strapless top that’s worn with backless dresses. Still, the employer had already made the decision, and Stephanie was left without the job. Stephanie tells BuzzFeed that she gave over a year of life to that company and worked really hard for them.

“[…] To have them turn on me for doing something so positive, something that I was so proud of — to help myself as a woman — it was hurtful.”

To make things worse, Stephanie and Arryn are expecting a baby. As the photographer herself shares on her Facebook page, Stephanie is 20+ weeks pregnant. Therefore, she is left without the insurance and the paid maternity leave. I don’t know the US laws, but I imagine it can’t be legal to fire a pregnant woman.

Thank you BuzzFeed for sharing this story! I completely understand that it is perfectly within the company's rights to…

Posted by Wolf & Rose Photography on Friday, September 29, 2017

This story really left me feeling bitter. First of all, Stephanie and Arryn’s photoshoot is very tasteful, and I can’t see how it can be offensive to anyone. I’ve seen couples on a Saturday night that act and look way more inappropriate. Also, the photos share a positive message for others, as I mentioned before. And most of all, doing this photoshoot was empowering for Stephanie, which I believe is the most important. In a word, I don’t think these photos could harm anyone in any way.

Finally, I hope this will end well for Stephanie. I know it must be shocking for her to lose her job over a body positive photo shoot. But I hope that she’ll find a job in a company that will appreciate her as an employer and as a person.

[via SLRLounge, BuzzFeed; cover image credits: Wolf & Rose Photography]

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87 responses to “Woman gets fired after her body positive photos go viral”

  1. Dennis Stachel Avatar
    Dennis Stachel

    Just don’t post pics of a tattooed walrus to the net.

    1. Nadine Spires Avatar
      Nadine Spires

      Dick doesn’t get much action.

    2. Andrea Gruber Avatar
      Andrea Gruber

      Bree there is not enough make up

    3. Vincent Avatar
      Vincent

      You sir, are part of a problem.

    4. Lara Dormain Avatar
      Lara Dormain

      Hmm and I wonder does Dennis have a perfect body,toned and good to look at? judging by his profile pic I would hardly think he was in a position to call someone else such. Doesn’t look like he is over flowing with good looks,lol. Bet Dennis is popular,NOT,lol

  2. James Mitchell Avatar
    James Mitchell

    First of Texas is very conservative and rural Texas is even more conservative. The people in my state just can’t handle this. It’s beyond them.

  3. Kryn Sporry Avatar
    Kryn Sporry

    So, obviously this is illegal. Also in conservative states. The best thing to do is to sue for plenty millions and prison time.

    1. Tim Evans Avatar
      Tim Evans

      Why would it be illegal? I imagine Texas is an “at will” state, meaning you work at the will of the employer, and they don’t need any reason to fire you. She could have been fired for having a big toe and it would have been legal.

    2. Tim Evans Avatar
      Tim Evans

      And you only go to prison for crimes. This would be civil, assuming there’s a cause of action

    3. Daniel Fernandez Avatar
      Daniel Fernandez

      Considering it sounds like she was sharing the photos at work, it’s in no way illegal.

      Break rules on behavior on the clock at work, and you get fired or coached for it.

    4. Daniel Fernandez Avatar
      Daniel Fernandez

      Btw suing for prison time? Man, you have zero idea about the legal system ?

      1. Uncle Bro Avatar
        Uncle Bro

        I like that you said “legal” instead of “justice” you know since just justice is a lie and all.

    5. catlett Avatar
      catlett

      Really … obviously illegal? Please expound. Cite any law that was broken. You clearly know more about this than the bank’s legal advisers who, you know, probably have law degrees and make a living from it.

    6. Kryn Sporry Avatar
      Kryn Sporry

      Did her work get negatively affected by sharing some pics of herself with colleagues? No. Is it porn? No. Do only retarded conservative pricks consider this unacceptable? Yes.
      Sue.

      1. cbenci Avatar
        cbenci

        Just because the ‘retarded conservative pricks’ have different values doesn’t mean they should change them because they a different to yours. Work for a company that agrees with you regarding values and then you won’t get fired for being semi-naked on a social media platform. I think the whole is uninteresting and a storm in a teacup but the reactions of ‘comment activists’ is the real issue here.

        They didn’t break an laws and its their choice so why should they be sued?

        People should stop showing off their outrage with name calling and over-the-top calls to action and start taking responsibility for their actions.

    7. cbenci Avatar
      cbenci

      I dare say it’s not illegal. One Google search has given me the following – ‘Texas is an “employment-at-will” state. Generally, employees without a written employment contract can be fired for good cause, bad cause, or no cause at all.’

      Of course she could sue and see what happens. I think she should move on and find employment with a company that shares her values.

      I just think this type of thing is going to keep happening while the ‘I didn’t grow up with my private life all over social media’ generation is employing the ‘Look at me’ generation.

      While some people find these photos completely acceptable (I really don’t see an issue, nor do I care), some don’t, and unfortunately the people that don’t find this acceptable also happen to be her employers. So there you go, you make choices and choices have consequences.

      I think this is lost on the BuzzFeed generation – guess what, people have different opinions to you sometimes and that doesn’t automatically make them bad people, just different.

    8. Wes Thomas Avatar
      Wes Thomas

      Obviously…..not.

  4. Matthew Nehrling Avatar
    Matthew Nehrling

    This is from the town over and I know many people at the bank. I may be dropping some emails tomorriw. Unfortunately Tyler is a very Baptist ‘good old boy network’ town.

  5. Nadine Spires Avatar
    Nadine Spires

    I have seen models wear less in public and in magazines. So it begs the question. Had she been a tiny sized model would the company still have fired her? The photos are lovely, tasteful and shows a woman who believes in herself, enough to share the photos. The bank shouldn’t have any right to her life outside of the job.

    1. Daniel Fernandez Avatar
      Daniel Fernandez

      It sounds like she was sharing them at work, while on the clock. That makes if the bank’s issue.

      Same goes if they have social media limitations in their contract at work. Some companies do.

      1. Doug Turney Avatar
        Doug Turney

        And that is enough to fire her. Perhaps maybe talk to her and say that she should be working and not on social media while on the clock? Would she have been fired if she was on social media while on the clock looking at DYIPhotography?

      2. Ariadne Bene Avatar
        Ariadne Bene

        No, it sounds like she either shared them on Facebook and/or with close family and friends. And it sounds like someone from work either a superior saw them or someone who is at the same level as she was saw them and for whatever reason told their supervisor. Either way it sounds like whichever one looked on HER PERSONAL PAGE and decided to hold a grudge (or possibly already had one).

    2. Nadine Spires Avatar
      Nadine Spires

      Yeah they own you. But curious as to what their limitations would say i.e could they fire someone for kissing their partner in a photo while wearing a revealing bikini? Because technically speaking she isn’t showing much.

    3. catlett Avatar
      catlett

      There’s a huge difference here. She is not a model and wasn’t hired as a model to pose for these shots. Not judging either way, just pointing out the comparison isn’t relevant.

    4. Socius Avatar
      Socius

      The photos aren’t lovely to anyone who isn’t lying to themselves. 99% of people see that photo and say “omg…why is she so fat.” But then 90% of those people will pretend to be a zombie liberal who loves and accepts everyone and everything and make a positive comment about her, not because they give a crap about her, but because they want to try to show off to people about how hypocritically accepting they are of everyone and everything.

  6. Samantha Martin Avatar
    Samantha Martin

    plus she is pregnant so she lost her benefits

    1. Michael Lombardi Avatar
      Michael Lombardi

      Found the one who didn’t read the article. ⬆️

    2. Samantha Martin Avatar
      Samantha Martin

      i read that from the actual photographer’s page.
      ?

  7. Alicia Sonshine Fort Avatar
    Alicia Sonshine Fort

    She didn’t need them anyway. I thinks she got another job offer by the way anyway.

  8. Curtis Sparks Avatar
    Curtis Sparks

    So… what are “body negative” and “body neutral” images? Do we really have to label everything now??

    1. Brian Hawkins Avatar
      Brian Hawkins

      Ha! Great reply!

    2. Curtis Sparks Avatar
      Curtis Sparks

      Lick my face Mark Scott lol

  9. Dajanaye Rollins Avatar
    Dajanaye Rollins

    It was being passed around at her office so it was an inappropriate picture on work premise. Also Texas is an at will state so they can legally fire you for anything they want

    1. Alexandre Bettencourt Avatar
      Alexandre Bettencourt

      Because the people at work who were “passing around” the picture now it’s a work matter? How the hell do you come up with that?

    2. Daniel Fernandez Avatar
      Daniel Fernandez

      Weird, so you do something against company rules and you can get punished for it. Almost if it was some kind of rule set or something.

  10. Claudia Döhner Avatar
    Claudia Döhner

    If I work at a bank, I don’t post half naked pics. No matter what size…….

    1. Leah Diaz Avatar
      Leah Diaz

      As a nurse I could lose my license to practice for doing something like this.

  11. Terry Fleming McMullen Avatar
    Terry Fleming McMullen

    There was no need to flaunt these private pictures. One should stop and think, “If I do this, what might happen”?

    1. Doug Turney Avatar
      Doug Turney

      Why do you think these photos have to be private? I’ve seen similar photos used for advertisements in store that are geared towards teenagers. As it appears at least from this article she wasn’t flaunting them, not that that should matter either. I have yet to see how the bank was impacted by her photos, especially BEFORE the bank made an issue of it. If you saw those photos and just those photos you have no idea where she worked.

      1. Ariadne Bene Avatar
        Ariadne Bene

        Thank you! And I firmly believe that if she had been societies standards of thin, she wouldn’t have been fired, but given a slap on the wrist if anything.

  12. Eric Dye Avatar
    Eric Dye

    “I don’t know the US laws, but I imagine it can’t be legal to fire a pregnant woman.” ROFL, yeahhhhh, about that…

    1. catlett Avatar
      catlett

      Agreed … I guess since she’s pregnant she could just snort a line of coke in front of customers and there is nothing they could do about it. Since the author of the piece doesn’t know US laws or probably any laws anywhere based on the poor logic she exposed it might be best to just stick to emotional tripe instead of speculating.

  13. Brian Hawkins Avatar
    Brian Hawkins

    Employment in the US is mostly at will – you can be fired for almost any reason, or no reason at all. Employers just can’t discriminate in hiring for reasons such as race, religion, gender, etc. She can’t be fired BECAUSE she was pregnant, but that doesn’t exclude the possibility to be fired for legitimate reason WHILE she is pregnant. I’m sure there was a morals clause in the employment agreement she signed. Some employers require more modesty because of their brand. It’s their perogative and she should have abided. Good photos, though!

    1. Doug Turney Avatar
      Doug Turney

      Well stated. What I find concerning is if she did sign an moral clause how far should that clause reach? I get it if she was wearing a shirt that had the banks name on it. Or if the pictures were taken at the bank. Or in someway linked her to the bank other than simply being an employee. The bank may have the right to terminate her but that doesn’t mean they should have terminated her.

  14. Emil Avatar
    Emil

    i’m sure if she wasn’t plus size, it would have been regarded as normal.

    1. Socius Avatar
      Socius

      Yes. Just as in real life. When someone is normal sized, vs. fat. And why on earth are women called plus sized but men are called fat/obese? She’s a fat woman. There is no “plus” size here. Her body size is not normal. Don’t take my word for it. Just look at evolution, you atheist!

  15. Andrea Gruber Avatar
    Andrea Gruber

    Firing her reflects on the company. Very badly.

    1. Daniel Fernandez Avatar
      Daniel Fernandez

      Because they maintained company rules about sharing content like this on the clock?

      Not appropriate workplace conversation or images.

      1. Klaus Noergaard Avatar
        Klaus Noergaard

        Thank god I live in a liberated country. “not appropriate workplace conversation or images” OMG this is sad. The company should be proud of her.

        1. Socius Avatar
          Socius

          For being fat and putting effort into showing off her fatness instead of putting that same effort into controlling her absolutely atrocious eating habits and lack of exercise? What is there to be proud of there? Stop being a liberal zombie who doesn’t think.

          1. Klaus Noergaard Avatar
            Klaus Noergaard

            Nice way of taking the debate off track. I wasn’t talking about a overweight and neither was that the reason she was fired.

          2. Socius Avatar
            Socius

            Nice way to avoid answering the question of what the workplace should be “proud” of her for. “oh hey. great implied nudity pictures you’re showing everyone, girl. it’s going to look great for our business image when people come in and remember you as the naked girl with tattoos sitting on a dude. so proud of you.”

          3. Klaus Noergaard Avatar
            Klaus Noergaard

            We all live in different kinds of cultures with different kind of ethics. If someone is affected negatively or positively by the the pictures is because of their background. In my world, we also point fingers of fat people but if the same person stand up for themselves and dare to show it to the world like this, then we applaud them too. That’s what I meant about what their should be proud of. That girl dared to go against the haters.

          4. Beauty Avatar
            Beauty

            Your a dumb ass

  16. Steeve Dupuis Avatar
    Steeve Dupuis

    Texas, like most other states, protects employees from pregnancy discrimination. This means your employer cannot fire you, discipline you, or otherwise treat you differently because of your pregnanc.

    Under Texas law, pregnant employees are entitled to be treated just as an employer treats other employees who are temporarily unable to do their jobs.

    For example, if your company allows employees to take time off for temporary disabilities, it must also allow time off for employees who are temporarily disabled by pregnancy or childbirth.

    However, pregnancy discrimination laws don’t give employees the right to take maternity or parental leave. No Texas law requires employers to give this type of leave, either. But the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides for parental leave, if both you and your company are covered by the law.

    via : https://www.disabilitysecrets.com/resources/disability/disability-rights/maternity-leave-rights-in-texas

  17. CC Wright Avatar
    CC Wright

    Let’s be honest here. Common sense would tell you this could end badly. Even though I agree with Nadine Spires that’s too much skin for a banker. A one year employee is expendable as well.

    1. Doug Turney Avatar
      Doug Turney

      While should it end badly? She was doing something on her own time that had no tie to the bank. She didn’t use the bank for the location of the shoot. She didn’t have any bank image in the shoot. The bank is the one who made the tie between her and the bank. She didn’t. There is no action in the photos that says that she is tied to the bank or does anything that would question her banking skills or morals. It isn’t a picture of her committing a crime.

      1. Ariadne Bene Avatar
        Ariadne Bene

        @dougturney:disqus Thank you!

  18. Tom Bingham Avatar
    Tom Bingham

    My heart goes out to Stephanie and her fiancé. I’m certain many other employers would love to have her join their team! ??

  19. Alexandre Bettencourt Avatar
    Alexandre Bettencourt

    At what point does someone’s personal life become the employer’s business? Where is that logic?

    1. Daniel Fernandez Avatar
      Daniel Fernandez

      When they bring it to work and start sharing it on the clock.

    2. Daniel Fernandez Avatar
      Daniel Fernandez

      Although some jobs also have social media restrictions if you have where you work on your profile.

    3. Alexandre Bettencourt Avatar
      Alexandre Bettencourt

      Daniel Fernandez I think you missed the point of the photos going viral. She didn’t bring them to work. Other people made an issue out her (personal) pictures being on the internet. There’s a huge difference.

      1. Ariadne Bene Avatar
        Ariadne Bene

        Exactly! Where in the hell is he getting the information that she brought it to work?! Nowhere in this article or Buzzfeed’s article does it say she brought it to work. The photos bare no emblem of the bank she worked at nor were the photos taken inside the bank. So the bank would NOT have known unless someone working there MADE it an issue!

  20. Claire O'Brien Avatar
    Claire O’Brien

    I will never understand why employers get to have any control over what you do when you’re off the clock.

    1. Lara Dormain Avatar
      Lara Dormain

      because it affects the company that’s why . if it can affect a company in a negative way then why would they not expect you to uphold a certain standard outside work hours as well?

  21. Fred Stafford Avatar
    Fred Stafford

    Private pictures for their use only. It’s their right to post but there are consequences to their actions. Too bad she got fired.

  22. Lynn Keller Photos Avatar
    Lynn Keller Photos

    Better jobs for her on the horizon!

  23. Socius Avatar
    Socius

    I think instead of focusing on glorifying fatness, she should just work on a diet/fitness plan. I don’t support making fun of people who are grossly overweight, but I’m infuriated when I see them try to push this idea that it’s “ok” for them to be that unhealthy and take such little care of their bodies.

    1. Doug Turney Avatar
      Doug Turney

      What? How is she pushing it is ok to be overweight? Did I miss that in one of her tattoos? Did she say anything about it? And why isn’t it OK for her to be the way she is? Is it hurting you? Please don’t say it is increasing your insurance rates or some other BS. There are tons of activities people do that impact insurance rates.

      1. Socius Avatar
        Socius

        That’s what “body positivity” means. Be fat. I don’t care. But don’t try to make other people think it’s ok. I tell every one of my friends who smokes that smoking is disgusting and it’s bad for their health. I don’t see why I shouldn’t be able to say the same thing to someone who’s making an equally bad decision with overeating and lack of diet/exercise.

        Like I said. You don’t see people who smoke cigarettes trying to spread BS about it being cool and ok, and creating an atmosphere where no one can make judgments on them for their disgusting habit. But you see fatties trying to make it acceptable to be fat, when in fact it’s not. Not from a physiological, mental, economic, or evolutionary aspect.

        1. Uncle Bro Avatar
          Uncle Bro

          I agree with this. I’m slightly over weight and am actively working to get rid of it. I feel like shit and can’t move like I used. I’m maybe 30 pounds overweight. I have no clue how any body can live with being 100-200 pounds over weight. It’s incredible to me people do that. Losing weight is a full lifestyle change and people are too lazy to do it yet some how they can muster the energy to campaign for “body positivity” being fat is not healthy. It puts unnecessary pressure on your body that your body structure was never meant to handle. like Socious said if you want to live as a meat pile go ahead but don’t tell every one else it’s okay and healthy to be that way because it’s it not.

          1. Socius Avatar
            Socius

            Yup. I had bad parents who fed us tons of ice cream and chips and soda growing up. At one point in my life, I hit 245lb and couldn’t bench more 70lb. But I didn’t like it. I knew it wasn’t healthy. And I knew from an evolutionary standpoint, humans aren’t designed to be attracted to that body shape. Not to mention being that overweight speaks volumes about your character (commitment, determination, self respect, etc etc..). And now I live a healthy lifestyle where I eat fairly comfortably, and work out regularly, and I’m happy. These people want society to lie to them that it’s ok to be grossly overweight. But even the liberals who lie to them about it being ok and being sexy, wouldn’t actually choose those grossly overweight people as partners. So it’s just lies and hypocrisy, intended to make people feel ok about a poor choice they’ve made, instead of helping them realize that it’s a terrible lifestyle choice, and motivating them to make a change.

            I’ve never told anyone “hey! you’re fat and gross! I hate you!” Any time I’ve ever talked to someone about their weight, I’ve shared my own experience and tried to give them the motivation they may have been lacking, along with easy diet/workout guidance. Because I’ve been where they are now. And I know what would have helped me to make that change even earlier in my life.

          2. Uncle Bro Avatar
            Uncle Bro

            Word. That is absolutely how it is man. I wish more people would understand this.

            I have friends that helped me out the same way. They taught me about diet and what to cook and how to cook it. Something my parents never did. They taught me about fitness and what kinds of work outs burn fat and which ones build strength and or muscle. I am lucky to have such friends and I hope I can pass what I have learned to other people to help them better them selves. When I was younger I was never fat. I could eat anything and it would evaporate like cotton candy in water. I was always apretty fit kid. I think back on how fast I could run, how agile I was, everything I could do then that I know can’t do now because I let my self go and i use that as my motivation to get fit again. The remembrance of how good it felt to be fit. It’s better than any drug you can find. I see now why people say after a month of working out and eating right they get addicted to it. You don’t realize it when your fit. when you lose that fitness it hits you like a rock hard rhino turd fired out of 747 jet engine. I can also see how being over weight causes depression. Because in the back of your head you know you are physically inadequate and you want out but you are to lazy to fix the situation or you have gained so much weight you think you have gotten to the point of no return. There is always a way out htough. You have to start slow and each day you work on your self to make your self better it picks up momentum. You just have to stick with it and learn some self discipline.

        2. Doug Turney Avatar
          Doug Turney

          Because perhaps you should let people live the way they want to live. You don’t want heavy people telling others that it is OK to be heavy – OK I get that, but how is it OK for you to tell them that is not OK to be heavy? What business is it of yours? That’s hypocrisy. If someone wants to smoke why is it OK for you to tell them that it isn’t OK? I hate when someone is smoking but as long as it isn’t in an area I HAVE to be, like the office, they should be free to smoke. Live and let live. I support you in not having people tell you how to live – shouldn’t you give them the same respect?

          1. Socius Avatar
            Socius

            The difference is the hypocrisy where people like you defend their right to spew their BS but attack me for spewing mine. She can live her life as she wants. But if she tries to publicize and promote negative aspects of her life, then she can’t only get positive responses for it. I don’t randomly go up to people on the street to tell them they’re fat and disgusting. Because as you said…I let them live however they want. But if one of them starts spewing garbage about how it’s ok, or healthy, or “sexy,” then you bet your cute little butt I’m going to say something.

    2. Renlish Avatar
      Renlish

      Sounds like you’ve been rejected by a fat lady and it stung a bit, Socius. Get help.

      1. Socius Avatar
        Socius

        I’ve literally told a friend of mine that if she ever hit 180lb, I couldn’t be friends with her anymore.

        I could never date someone who cares that little about themselves. Not to mention, I could never get an erection with a fat girl. Just doesn’t do it for me. I’d probably have an easier time trying to jerk it to a poster of Kim jung un.

        1. KitchenerLeslie Avatar
          KitchenerLeslie

          Pretty fucked up thing to tell a girl.

          1. Socius Avatar
            Socius

            Not really. Also shouldn’t matter that she’s a girl unless you’re sexist.

  24. Trisha Prince Avatar
    Trisha Prince

    Corporate Fascism

  25. Jordan Unique Avatar
    Jordan Unique

    That’s pretty messed up

  26. Jackie Gagarin Curry Avatar
    Jackie Gagarin Curry

    When you are on the clock, yes, companies can dictate what you do but I don’t think they should be allowed to “own” people off the clock… Just my opinion but companies should not be able to dictate what you do off hours.

  27. Jared Polin Avatar
    Jared Polin

    First off what the bank did is appalling, they should be ashamed of their “family values” bull shit statement.

    The one thing you wrote though isn’t factual “It can’t be legal to fire a pregnant woman”. Anything with cause can pretty much be legal. It’s not in good taste or form but you can’t have a law that says you can’t be fired if you’re pregnant, that would cause a lot of issues for men and woman.

    1. Doug Turney Avatar
      Doug Turney

      I suggest writing to the bank like I did to voice your opinion. They have a consumer response email address which I sent my response to and asked that it be forwarded to management in HR. The bank may have the right but I agree what they did was appalling. Where does this stop?
      Are you aware that most public schools have a clause in their rules that states they can suspend a student if they find out the student violated their rules even if it occurred out of school – off school property and on the students own time. Even in the middle of summer. Scary.

    2. Lisa Avatar
      Lisa

      I live in Switzerland and here it is illegal to fire a pregnant women. You have to wait to the end of the paid maternal leave after birth and then can fire an employee after the also paid notice period.
      But I guess the company made such a big deal, they can declare it as a big offence and fire her anyway.

  28. Itsamee Avatar
    Itsamee

    This is dumb. Why is this a problem? Why is the “body positive” part of this even part of the conversation? Why is everyone so surprised by this? And why is everyone getting so upset? Ooooh, she’s pregnant, and she lost a job that she’s had for at least 366 days. Booooo! Bad bank! Bad bad bank! Here’s what I see, I see two scantily clad people making out in a boggy marsh. If that’s not the image a company wants floating around, or in any way associated with them, then that’s up to that business. To me this is no different than a school board firing a teacher for posing nude in Playboy.