I work at a startup and up until now I had a good relationship with my manager. He’s 15 years younger than me and he owns the company. He sees himself as a very ruthless manager and he prides himself in being harsh and quite tough and fear inducing when working with the different teams.
I’m currently pregnant and he hates that but until today he’s ignored my condition (apart from removing me from my managerial position). Lately (the last week) I’ve been having lots of medical appointments as I have a risk pregnancy and have been taking some time off during the day. I never leave anything undone. I’m a super fast worker and always complete my tasks on time and execute them well. Since joining the company a year ago, I haven’t taken a single day off or sick day and, before the pregnancy, I would often work extra hours and on weekends (I still do it, if necessary, but not so often).
Today I was stressed about a recent health diagnosis and ended up taking a longer lunch break with my husband. When I went back to the computer I had a message from my boss asking to justify my absence and to explain why I’ve taken so many hours off this week. I was also locked out of my email. He does this often to his workers. What should I do? I can’t really work without an email.