Dena Lockwood Was Fired When She Called in Sick to Care for Her Daughter

Dena Lockwood of Chicago never would have thought that her daughter Lily's nasty case of pinkeye could cost her a job she'd had for more than two years. But when Lockwood called in sick one Friday in 2006, that's exactly what happened, her manager telling her that she was being fired minutes after she'd explained that her 4-year-old's illness required her to stay home for the day. "I kept asking my manager, 'Why?' and he said it just wasn't working out," said Lockwood, who was working as a...Full Story
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