Over the weekend we spent some time with my sister and brother-in-laws and their kids a hotel playing in the pool.
When we got home we called to make sure everyone got home safe, etc...and this story came up from their ride home:
They decided to stop at a fast-food restaurant and go in for lunch. While my sister-in-law brought her 4-year old daughter into the bathroom, they could clearly hear somebody vomiting in the stall next to them. It sounded pretty "violent" so they did their business and left the bathroom.
As they were walking out of the bathroom, they noticed that it was an employee of the restaurant that was in the stall vomiting. This employee continued to go back to the restaurant kitchen area, and when she turned around, my sister-in-law noticed it was the employee that had prepared their meal.
She brought this up to her husband who at that point stopped eating (they all did) tossed their remaining food in the garbage and went to the next restaurant across the street and had lunch there instead.
My brother-in-law wanted to bring it up to the manager on duty, but didn't want to "scare" the other customers in the restaurant and cause a scene, so he instead waiting and called once he had left the restaurant.
After explaining what had happened to the manager, he asked for a refund, which the manager did not give them and basically told him that they weren't entitled to anything for witnessing this, as the employee did not have the flu, but was suffering from "morning sickness" as she was pregnant.
This obviously frustrating my brother-in-law, but not to the point where they did anything about it and they just left it at that. I'm sure they will have trouble going back to that particular chain of restaurants in the future...
SO...I'm not a medical expert, but whether somebody has the flu or not, there are still chances that when somebody vomits, they could spread sickness, etc...right???
HOWEVER, my wife had BAD morning sickness through a large part of both of her pregnancies, so I can see where morning sickness isn't always an excuse to call-in sick to work. In fact, in some cases, I could see, where it wouldn't be a realistic option, based on how often the sickness happens and how flexible (or unflexible) the employer is.
What would you have done in this situtation?
Did my brother-in-law over-react?