Did Elizabeth Warren lose a job because she was pregnant?

Did Elizabeth Warren lose a job because she was pregnant?

Did Elizabeth Warren lose a job because she was pregnant?

Some Democrats and top fundraisers have grumbled that Warren's stance is hypocritical, noting that she spent years attending large fundraisers as a senator and now can use that money as she runs for president.

Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren stuck to her story Tuesday about losing her first teaching job because of pregnancy amid new scrutiny of the narrative.

Minutes from a board meeting held on June 16, 1971, show the board accepted Warren's resignation "with regret". And if Warren had been forced out of the job because she was pregnant, it's not likely school officials would have said so publicly. Regardless, the school board offered to renew her job.

In the 2007 interview, Warren said she decided that working was not going to "work out" for her and had made a decision to have the baby and "stayed home for a couple of years".

However this story caught the attention of Bernie Sanders supporter Meagan Day on Twitter and Jeryl Bier at The Script this week, who both pointed out she told a very different story in 2007.

She added: "When someone calls you in and says the job that you've been hired for for the next year is no longer yours. I wrote about it in my book when I became a U.S. Senator", she said in a statement from her campaign.

Numerous 19 Democratic candidates seeking to take on Republican President Donald Trump in next year's election have spoken about the need to address racial disparities when confronting climate change. "Look, for me this is pretty straightforward". And I did that for a year. But at the end of that first year, I was visibly pregnant. "'We're giving it to someone else, ' I think that's being shown the door".

Warren's campaign declined to comment.

One local paper at the time reported on Warren's reason for departing the school as "leaving to raise a family".

"I will not be forced to make changes in how I raise money", she said.

"I still remember that first year as a special needs teacher", she said on the presidential debate stage in September.

Warren told CBS News: "All I know is I was 22 years old, I was 6 months pregnant, and the job that I had been promised for the next year was going to someone else".

"This was 1971, years before Congress outlawed pregnancy discrimination - but we know it still happens in subtle and not-so-subtle ways", she said.

In a campaign speech she repeats at town halls while crisscrossing the country, the MA senator tells of graduating from the University of Houston and being hired by the Riverdale Board of Education in Morris County as a speech pathologist during the 1970-71 school year. Warren has used this story as a personal example, she claims, of how women have endured undue discrimination in the workplace and she is no stranger to what that feels like having experienced it firsthand.

She told CBS News in an interview Monday that she stands by her account, although she removed from her remarks the insinuation that she was sacked for being pregnant. I was pregnant with my first baby, so I had a baby and stayed home for a couple of years, and I was really casting about, thinking, "What am I going to do?" She added: "And the principal did what principals did in those days: they wished you luck, showed you the door, and hired someone else for the job".

However, CBS News also found evidence that might lend weight to Warren's claims.

"After becoming a public figure I opened up more about different pieces in my life and this was one of them", she said.

Other teachers from Riverdale backed up Warren's account that pregnant teachers were regularly asked to leave.

On Tuesday, Warren repeated her claim that she was pushed out, indicating that while the contract was extended in April when her pregnancy was not visible, that changed a few months later. "We have children, we'll have more children, you'll love this.' And I was very restless about it".

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