Mom says she was fired over her kids being heard on conference calls

Drisana Rios works from home and alleges she was let go from her job as an insurance account executive because her boss found it “unprofessional” that clients could hear the children on calls.
3:55 | 07/02/20

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It's been challenging and a struggle for many includes parents trying to find that balance between taking care of kids and their job. Now one mom is suing claiming she was fired because her boss felt her children were too noisy on conference calls. Becky Worley, please tell us about this. You join us now from San Francisco. Good morning. Reporter: Good morning, robin. Working from home with no child care options for parents of young children, especially, it's a nightmare. Shhh. Do stop me. Do tell us. Reporter: This bbc interview going viral overnight as a public health expert's young daughter steals the scene. What's your daughter called? She's called Skylar. Skylar, I think it looks better on the lower shelf. Reporter: While this was handled gracefully. And it's a lovely unicorn. Reporter: It's a worry for all parents working from home. We started mid-march and that's when the craziness of trying to work from home with two kids and the intensity started. Reporter: In a new loss dris Rios said she was fired because her boss didn't want to hear her kids in the background of work calls suing for wrongful termination and gender discrimination. He said the kids cannot be heard on business calls. Reporter: In the complaint the mother of a 4-year-old and infant said closures left her with no child care options juggling children's lunch, nursing and nap schedules trying to work around her boss' needs but the suit says he continued scheduling calls during lunchtimes and kept complaining about the noise from her kids even though they are schedule allowed for calls in the afternoon. I don't understand, I'm meeting the deadlines and there's times I'm working at night to make up for anything that needs to be done for the next day. Reporter: ABC news reached out to Rios' employer and said, while we can't comment on pending litigation, hub has successfully transitioned 90% of its employees to working at home during the pandemic. The struggle is more intense than ever. Working from home doesn't mean you're working around the clock. Reporter: Linkedin career expert Kathleen fisher said you need to renegotiate expectation. Make sure you're setting yourself up for success by creating those boundaries. Reporter: Without communal coffee runs or casual elevator chat with your boss and co-workers, communication has to be explicit. Think through what is it that you need to be successful working from home and what your employer needs from you but also what your family needs. You'd be surprised at how many people on the other end of that computer screen are dealing with the exact same thing. Reporter: The thing I hear from working parents, I feel like I'm failing at everything. I think we have to normalize saying, uncle. I can't do it. The family's first coronavirus response act offers some relief for qualifying employee, a caregiver may take leave to care for a child whose school or child care provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to covid-19. We're talking about full or partial pay up to 12 weeks and can be male or female, mom or dad. I have a link to the relief act so you can see if you qualify. It's in my Twitter feed at B. Worley. Good info for folks. Repeat that again. Where they can find it. My Twitter feed at B. Worley and have a link to that act to see if you qualify. I'm sure you're going to be getting a lot of traffic and rightfully so. All right. Thanks so much, Becky. Always good to see you.

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