Pregnancy Leave Layoff

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about maternity discrimination:

My whole department is getting laid off. Most of my colleagues last day is on December and are getting a bonus for staying until then. Two of them are getting laid off in October with no bonus, including myself. I’m going on maternity on July. When I asked why I was getting laid off earlier with the colleagues that are newer to the company (unlike me), my boss told me that since I was going on maternity leave, they will already have a replacement for me. Is this discriminatory, to deny me the opportunity for two months of pay and a bonus I would have had otherwise? Or can they lay me off at will?

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