Coral Itzcalli works with the Coalition for Clean & Safe Ports.


Tell Under Armour: Don’t Fire Women for Using the Bathroom

She peed, and they made her pay. Toll Group's unreasonable firing of Xiomara Perez, who made a quick stop at a McDonald's to use a restroom while on the clock, has American workers everywhere shaking their head in disbelief.

According to Toll Group, once on the road, drivers are not allowed to make a quick pit stop — no matter how many hours drivers are sitting in traffic. But as a professional driver, Xiomara adhered to U.S. Department of Transportation regulations that require any hauler to pull over if they feel faint, fatigued, or are experiencing any other physical ailment that may keep them from safely operating the truck. Aside from preserving professional standards, Xiomara was also a model employee — she had never been disciplined for anything before.