City Upland, CA
Are you a Current or Former Employee? Former job since 2016
Suggestions for improvement
- I suggest this agency brush up on their basic knowledge of what discrimination is and not discriminate women based on pregnancy. Communication is also where they are lacking.
I dislike about the employer
I began working for Allied and was assigned to my first patient. I happened to be around 16 weeks pregnant, but wasn't questioned about it. Upon arrival to the patient's home for my first shift, I was greeted by another nurse from the agency and was told they were unaware I was coming to orient with the nurse and new patient. After staying for a few hours and discussing what days I would be needed, I left for the day. About a week passed and I had not heard from the agency. The day before I was supposed to return for my new shift which I had discussed with the patients primary caregiver, I called the agency to double check if I was still scheduled for that day since the previous shift was poorly scheduled and communicated. I was told that that patient was no longer in need of a new nurse and that they had no other cases available at the time. I reached out to the previous nurse just to see what had really occurred since I was told by the patients PCG that she really liked me and wanted me to start the following week, and to my discovery found out that not only was she still in need of nursing care but was told that when she mentioned to the employer my pregnancy, they immediately told her they would not have me on her daughters case because I would be a liability. This was a drastically different story than what I was told by the agency. In addition to the blatant discrimination, I was also not paid for the hours I did orientation, which was about 4 hours. This agency is highly unprofessional, discriminatory, and lacks the basic communication skills to run an efficient, professional business.