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Baby clothing company apologizes for denying remote work to employee

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“And when I think back, this was a terrible decision. I was insensitive, selfish, and was only focused on the fact that her job had always been done on site and I did not see the possibility of doing it remotely,” she said.

The CEO said they could have chosen to accommodate Hughes but chose not to.

“So, thinking back, it really was a terrible mistake. I own 100% of that,” she said.

“At the end of the day, as human beings, as a mom, as a female owner of the business, and especially a baby business, I feel like I need to set the record straight that I fully realized the impact of my action, my decision, my short sightedness that I did not accommodate Marissa fully and did not even reach out to her personally, didn’t even talk to her at all about what happened to her until today.”

According to Liu, they will continue paying Hughes the benefits as if she was working remotely for them, adding that her original position will always be open for her when she comes back.

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