Every human beings has a self respect for himself whether he is on duty or off duty.
A shocking incident came into light, where a model was fired from her job for being on her period
Rachel Rickert who is a 27-year old was working at the New York International Auto Show last month, was greeting guests at the Hyundai booth, but was reportedly told she couldn’t take a toilet break for three hours.
Owing to this Rickert could not change her tampon and as a result she soiled her clothes – a black dress and black tights.
She told her talent rep Erika Seifred that she would need a change of clothes and time to clean up.
Seifred, however, said that Hyundai wanted Rickert to go home because of her “period situation,” according to her US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint.
As she was being paid by the hour, Rickert wanted to carry on working. She protested but was told to go home.
Two days later, Seifred called Rickert and told her she was being fired “because Hyundai heard about Ms. Rickert having her menstrual cycle and they didn’t want Ms. Rickert representing the company anymore,” according to the EEOC complaint.
It was a huge shock:
“She called me and pretty much told me that Hyundai didn’t want me representing them anymore at the show because they got word of my menstrual cycle,” Rickert told the New York Post.
“You’re not a robot. You have to use the bathroom especially when you’re on your period. They just act like we’re not human. I’m not going to be ashamed or shamed of having my period,” she said.