A Better Balance Community Advocate

Tasha Murrell, Tennessee

Tasha worked in XPO Logistics’ warehouse in Memphis, Tennessee. Despite receiving a doctor’s note saying she needed a lifting restriction and complaining of extreme stomach pain, she was forced to continue lifting on the job. One day, she told a supervisor she was in pain and asked to leave early; the manager said no. Tragically, she had a miscarriage the next day. “It’s not right for companies to treat us like this,” she said. “It’s hurtful, for me and the other women, to even speak out on losing our babies. But I feel empowered. You never know who you might help by speaking out.”

Alongside her coworkers, Tasha bravely shared her heartbreaking experience to successfully push for stronger protections for pregnant workers in Tennessee.

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