Voices: In The Trenches

In the Trenches follows Acme, a hypothetical company, as it struggles to resolve HR issues and other workplace problem.

In the Trenches: Carrying the weight of a career and a pregnancy

In this edition of In the Trenches, Acme learns a lesson on how to approach pregnant employees’ accommodation requests.

By Lisa Milam-Perez
May 22, 2015

Sandy Strong had always been treated as an equal by the guys in Acme’s warehouse. They admired her work ethic and her ability to “keep up with the boys,” as she’d brag, loading enormous boxes of product onto outgoing delivery trucks. The two other female warehouse employees worked in the office scheduling and tracking shipments, but Sandy balked at the thought of a desk job.

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