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Do you believe that this bad treatment has anything to do with your gender, or the fact that you were pregnant and went on maternity leave?
You wrote: "Both are women. I think it may be more of jealousy."
That qualifies as a gender related issue to me. In other words, those two women would not be jealous of a man. They’re jealous of you precisely because you are a woman. That is illegal discrimination to treat you poorly under those circumstances.
You may wish to file a charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC is responsible for investigating illegal discrimination in the workplace. Once the EEOC investigates, it could agree that illegal discrimination took place, and attempt to work out a settlement with the employer. If the EEOC cannot work out a settlement, or if the EEOC does not find that there was illegal discrimination, then a person can request a right to sue letter, which gives that person the right to sue his/her employer for violating the law.
You can file a charge by following the instructions found here: https://www.eeoc.gov/employees/charge.cfm
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