Combatting Pregnancy Discrimination Together

My name is Chelsey Glasson. I’m a mother of two young children and a victim of pregnancy discrimination. I will not be silenced. 

Pregnancy discrimination is sadly an issue that many families face. I myself experienced and witnessed pregnancy discrimination at Google, and then was retaliated against for reporting the discrimination. You can read the details of my situation via a memo I published internally at Google, which was ultimately read by over 11,000 Google employees who were enraged by how I was treated. 

The number of reported instances of pregnancy discrimination reveal that pregnancy discrimination is not on the decline. This doesn’t account for all of the unreported acts, and there are many given how hard it is to fight pregnancy discrimination. Most families are silenced. For those who can and do speak out, many face career-damaging consequences, enduring emotional and financial stress, and hefty legal fees. 

With a goal of shedding light on pregnancy discrimination and advocating for needed public policy change, I plan to move forward with legal action against Google for the pregnancy discrimination and retaliation that I experienced.  I will share my story along the way. 

Large corporations like Google have far more resources than their pregnant employees who face discrimination that limits or ends their careers. I’m seeking funds to help me fight Google and be an advocate for parents who are discriminated against at work.

Thank you for your support. Any funds not used to support my legal action will be donated to MomsRising.org. 

Here are a few articles that have been written about my situation:

Learnings From My Pregnancy Discrimination Experience  - Medium

Chelsey Glasson Discusses Fighting Pregnancy Discrimination and How To Make It Easier  - BabyGaga

Pregnancy discrimination bill sparked by Google employee's complaint passes legislature  - The Seattle Times

A Former Google Employee Says She Faced Pregnancy Discrimination. Now, there's an investigation.  - Washington Post's The Lily 

Google Faces New Investigation Into Whether It Discriminated Against a Pregnant Employee  - CNBC

'Gaslighting' at Google: Ex-Googler Speaks Out On Discrimination Investigation  - Protocol 

Exclusive: I left Google because of pregnancy discrimination  - Fast Company 

Former Google Employee Behind Viral Memo Claims Pregnancy Discrimination and Retaliation  - Seattle Times 

Google Employee Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women in Viral Memo  - Motherboard 

Managers: This is How to Succeed Where Google Failed In Supporting Working Parents  - Forbes

This Viral Google Memo Alleging Pregnancy Discrimination Proves the Struggle for Equality Is Still Very Real - Inc.com

How Pregnancy Discrimination Has Become a Problem for Humanity  - Swaay

A Leaked Google Memo Exposes the Fallacy of ‘Generous’ Parental Leave  - Jezebel

Google Employee’s Viral Memo Alleges Discrimination Against Pregnant Women  - Fox News

A Former Googler Says She Plans On Suing The Search Giant For the Discrimination and Retaliation She Faced During Pregnancy  - Business Insider

Employee Claims Google Discriminates Against Pregnant Women  - New York Post

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