Woman says she was sacked for being polyamorous
TWO women in a polyamorous relationship with a man say they have been punished with the sack for their unconventional lifestyle.
Married woman Laura Frost says she was fired from her job at a BP service station west of Melbourne after her bosses found out she had invited younger co-worker Andrea into the marital bed she shares with husband Michael.
The women, who say their love developed while working night shift together at the servo, were caught fraternising on CCTV.
"One of the girls at work asked me 'What about Michael?' I said 'Yeah, he's there as well,'" Andrea, who was single at the time, told Nine's A Current Affair.
The women say they were later barred from working together.
"I was made to sign a piece of paper saying ... I would not talk to Andrea," Laura, said, describing their unusual living arrangement as "surprisingly normal."
Andrea says she was told: "Don't talk about your sexuality, you're making someone uncomfortable."
Both claim they were later let go.
"There was a message on my mobile saying my services were no longer required at BP, my employment was terminated with no reason given," Laura said.
BP denies the allegations, according to the program, and in a statement said: "We are inclusive employer and take very seriously our responsibility to provide a safe workplace for our staff."
Laura's husband Michael broke down on the program, saying he was devastated that the threesome's love life had cost his wife and girlfriend their livelihoods.
"They're my girls. What affects them affects me," he said through tears.
"I'm so lucky. Gee, you know, I'm loved by two ladies. How good's that?"