For nearly 10 years, Alisha Coleman worked as a 911 dispatcher for a facility that helps people with disabilities. Coleman claims that in 2016 she lost the job that she loved after experiencing symptoms associated with premenopause. Coleman has teamed up with the American Civil Liberties Union after being abruptly let go by the Bobby Dodd Institute in Fort Benning, Ga., and has filed a lawsuit against her former employer.
Coleman says that she unexpectedly got her period, which stained an office chair. She was told that if this happened again, she would be fired. When she accidentally leaked again while on her period, she was fired for reportedly being unable to “practice high standards of personal hygiene and maintain a clean, neat appearance while on duty,” her complaint states, according to the New York Daily News.
“I loved my job at the 911 call center because I got to help people,” Coleman said in a press statement posted by the ACLU, People magazine reports. “-- Read more at WeLearnDifferent.com (Link in bio!) #WeLearnDifferent Your thoughts?