I am going on an interview for my DREAM JOB next week and I just found out I am pregnant. I have had two miscarriages in the past year, so I know better than to assume all will go well and I don't want to raise a possible reason for them to overlook me in the event that something does go wrong again and therefore eliminate them needing to know. I really don't like the idea of being offered the job, or taking it, and then having to tell them I am pregnant and have them know I probably knew during the interview. I don't want to seem devious, but I don't want this fantastic new for me to become an issue for them. Any help? How would you handle this?Answer Question
Answer by MissHeidi0304 at 10:39 PM on Jan. 31, 2009
You are under no obligation to tell them that you are pregnant and unless this job has major physical activity, they do not need to know that you are pregnant. You don't want to give them a reason not to hire you...although it is against the law to discriminate against a pregnant woman, a lot of them do and it's hard to prove that's why you didn't get the job. Like any pregnancy, I'd keep quiet until I made it through my 1st trimester before saying anything to anyone. They cannot fire you for not telling them that you are pregnant before hand. I know it's probably the moral thing to do, but you need the job and like you said, you have had miscarriages in the past. So, I'd just stay quiet about it for now. GL.
Answer by Anonymous at 10:40 PM on Jan. 31, 2009
Answer by tnteaton at 10:40 PM on Jan. 31, 2009
Not telling them is unethical. Of course they wouldn't want to hire you. They want someone who is going to do the job. Not leave in 7 months for who knows how long. Then they will have to find someone all over again. And if they do hire you they will find a reason to fire you anyway because you lied to them.
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