I was put on full bedrest due to an extremely shortened cervix at 21 weeks pregnant with my twins. I was already working 1/2 day remote and 1/2 day remote. My OB encouraged me to keep working as it would lower stress (paying bills matters) and keep me occupied.
I asked my employer to make that accommodation and they denied it. First they said they weren't going to need the positions I was working on hiring for filled, but then they had another employee responding to applicants and setting up interviews. Then it was hinted, for the first time ever, that maybe I wasn't doing good enough. I was put off and told that the COO didn't have time to deal with this just yet, but her calendar was very open and according to her thats her bible. Finally they selected a few job duties from my job descriptions that were never my focus before and said there was no way I could do them effectively from home (absolutely disagree). They put me on unpaid leave for the remainder of my bedrest, which is the remainder of my pregnancy. NO income, they told me they don't guarantee me my job or any job upon return, but I'm also not fired so I can't get unemployment and am limited in how to interview for new roles.
What a terrible way to treat an employee? I don't want a handout, I simply want to keep doing my work. Be careful working for a small company. It can feel like an advantage because it's more of a family, but then something unforeseen can go wrong and you can be booted out.