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Woman fights for the right to work while pregnant in NC

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ARDEN, N.C. – A North Carolina woman is fighting for the right to work while pregnant in the state.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that Arden resident Jamie Cole had to leave her job as a certified nursing assistant due to complications with her pregnancy.

“I loved the residents and I loved my co-workers,” she told the Asheville Citizen-Times. “It was my second home.”

But her pregnancy put limits on what she could do. Her employer, Sava Senior Care’s Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation in Weaverville, reportedly took her off the work schedule.

Cole is now seeking compensation for emotional and economic damages, according to the paper. The ACLU is reportedly helping her with her case.

Sava Senior Care’s Brian Center Health and Rehabilitation did not respond to the paper’s requests for comments.

“I went home really upset,” Cole said, according to the paper. “All I could think about was my other kids at home. There was a mortgage and car payments, and now I’m bringing this third baby in to the world and they weren’t letting me work.”

Read full story: The Asheville Citizen-Times