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Why Amazon's Discrimination Against an Employee With IBS Is Disturbing, but Not Surprising

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While I was reading the online news today, a story caught my eye. “A former Amazon employee who says she has a bowel condition accused the company of firing her for taking too many bathroom breaks.” I live with Crohn’s disease and this brought back memories of when my supervisor got angry if I left my desk to use the facilities, even if it was urgent.

I always had to ask first. She made my life a living “Hades” for months to the point where I’d come home crying. Both she and “Ms.

O’s” manager had something in common: they just refused to be accommodating to both of us. Upon reading the article further, the ex-employee did notify her manager that she has IBS and needed frequent bathroom breaks.

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