“Terrible decision, insensitive, and selfish” aren’t words leaders should ever need to say. But those were the words that Kyte Baby founder Ying Liu used to describe her own behavior after the company terminated an employee named Marissa Hughes.
What happened does seem terrible, insensitive, and selfish, but it was also 100 percent legal. Here’s what happened.
Hughes adopted a baby, Judah, who was hours away from Hughes’ home and workplace. Judah was born early, had medical complications, and was in the NICU. Hughes asked to work remotely, and Kyte Baby offered two weeks of parental leave. However, she had to agree to stay at Kyte Baby for at least six months after the leave to avoid repayment.
Liu denied the request to work from home and terminated Hughes when she didn’t sign or return to work. Here’s why this was legal.
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