Lawsuit shows working from home poses new challenges

Posted at 12:36 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 15:36:40-04

We all know working from home comes with challenges but for working parents those challenges are severe. In a new lawsuit, one woman claims she was fired because her boss felt her children were too noisy on conference calls. It's a worry for all parents working from home.

In a new lawsuit, Drisana Rios alleges she was fired from her job as an insurance account executive because her boss didn't want to hear her kids in the background on work calls. And she is suing for among other things gender discrimination and wrongful termination

In the complaint, the mother of a 4-year-old and an infant says coronavirus closures left her with no childcare options. Juggling children's lunches, nursing, and nap schedules and trying to work around her boss's needs. But the suit says he continued scheduling calls during lunchtimes and kept complaining about the noise from her kids, even though her schedule allowed for calls in the afternoon.