Nikki Columbus Says Job at MoMA PS1 Was Rescinded After Baby

According the New York Times, MoMA PS1 offered a woman the curator of performance position, only to rescind it when she asked, not for maternity leave, but to work from home when starting the role while she recovered from having a baby.

Nikki Columbus had been in talks with the Queens museum over the spring and summer of 2017, and though clearly expecting, she chose not to mention her pregnancy at the advice of friends who had also job hunted while pregnant. (Pregnant women are not legally obligated to disclose their pregnancy, and it’s illegal for an employer to discriminate against them.) Columbus’ decision was further influenced by the ample disdain for the previous working mom in the role, with an interviewer saying that she had been “much less present” after having a baby.

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