• L
  • Sun Prairie, United States
  • 3 months ago

Pregnancy & Interviews

I have decided to put out my resume for a new job for reasons I'd rather not discuss. I'm currently 8 weeks pregnant (not visibly showing yet) and not sure how to go about letting potential jobs know that I'm pregnant. Any advice?
  • E
  • Lancaster, United States
  • 19 days ago

I had a job interview during my first pregnancy. I was 4 months pregnant at the time and wasn’t really showing so I did not mention it. I ended up getting the job and later, after I had already started, I disclosed the information to my employer. It’s supposed to be illegal for employers to discriminate against you for being pregnant so I didn’t feel like I had to bring it up at the time. I’ve been there for 4 years now and I have two kids so I’ve taken maternity leave twice.

  • R
  • Sewickley, United States
  • a month ago

I had an interview at 37 weeks (3 days before my daughter was born!) and got the job! Wasn’t nearly as scary as I thought and everyone was super cool with the situation. Good luck!

  • A
  • Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
  • a month ago

I had an interview when I was 5 months (I wasn't really showing yet) and they called me later the same day saying that I got the job. I didn't feel morally right about not having told them at the interview, so I told them over the phone that I was pregnant and the response I got was "oh...never mind" and they hung up on me. I would be open with potential employers. Although where you're not even 12 weeks I wouldn't mention it. I'm not sure. Its a dillema.

  • A
  • Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
  • 20 days ago

I figured it was but I didn't know how to do something about it or if it's worth it.

  • K
  • Cumming, United States
  • 25 days ago

That’s actually against the law and you could take legal action. Legally, women aren’t required to tell companies they’re expecting and they can’t discriminate against you because of it.

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  • A
  • Canton, United States
  • 2 months ago

You aren’t required to tell them

  • M
  • Schertz, United States
  • 2 months ago

I started a new job as a server when I was 17 weeks. I got the job but I didn’t even know I was pregnant. Once I found out I kept it secret until I was showing. Luckily another girl at my work was also pregnant. The managers were very accommodating and I never felt like they were prejudice against me. Once I was 7.5 months I put in my two weeks. I knew I wanted to be a stay at home mom. The managers were very nice, but they definitely tried to talk me into staying!

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