”; assumptions about mothers’ lack of commitment to work or inability to handle a tougher load; and blatant differences in salary and promotional opportunities.Such behavior can get your company into legal trouble, say the authors, a distinguished professor at the University of California’s Hastings College of Law and an associate professor at Harvard Business School.But in Arnold’s view, Air Transat failed to accommodate a basic need of a nursing mother.“I feel like that’s taking away a mother’s choice,” she said.“This adversity has pushed me on — to fight.” There were only 25 places to get on the course and Ms Fleming impressed the college so much she was one of the lucky ones to gain a spot on the free Trinity Access Programme.She will be studying several modules including social studies, law, and political studies.
Flight staff initially refused to allow Arnold to use onboard outlets, saying it was “against airline policy.”Representatives for Air Transat say staff simply followed regulations established by the aircraft manufacturer, which restrict the use of outlets to cellphones and tablet devices.
Jackie Peter, vice president of labor relations for Denver-based Frontier, which is owned by private equity firm Indigo Partners, said the airline's maternity leave policy is a product of its collective bargaining agreement with its pilots' union.
The complaints ask the EEOC to require Frontier to take steps to make it easier for pregnant pilots and pilots who are breast-feeding, including allowing the latter to pump on the aircraft when necessary.
Erica Fleming, 30, has been homeless with her young daughter, Emily, nine, for almost a year.
The mother and daughter have been living in emergency accommodation and last year they appeared in the RTÉ TV documentary, My Homeless Family.