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Tell potential employers I'm pregnant?

Anonymous
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So, the company I worked at for several years just shut down and we were all laid off. I want to go back to work. I am pregnant. If I wear a fitted shirt you can tell but if I wear a loose shirt it's not too obvious yet. I'm worried that I won't be hired anywhere because I'm pregnant. I've always heard that pregnant women are looked at as burdens. So my question is, should I tell potential employers during the interview that I'm pregnant? My husband says I don't need to, but I would kind of feel bad to keep it from them. Opinions? Anyone been here before???
Posted by Anonymous on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:16 AM
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casah4
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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Only tell them if you don't want the job.

Peace.Love.Pink
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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do that and you'll remain unemployed
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM
It will be harder to find a job if you tell them, but then you can negotiate leave time upfront.
ms.renae
by Silver Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM
I wouldn't tell them, it can hurt you getting jobs
B1Bomber
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:19 AM

They aren't allowed to hire or not hire based on pregnancy, so technically you aren't supposed to tell them.

jupiter5
by Gold Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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Don't tell them. I wouldn't even tell them you have kids or are married at all.

There's too much discrimination.
KTU
by Kim on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:20 AM

I would not tell them.

The_Doodle
by Platinum Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Don't tell them.

macbudsmom
by Ruby Member on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Pretty much screwed either way. If you tell them, you probably wont get the job. If you dont tell them, it will create animosity later on.

Good luck.
nazgor
by on Jul. 25, 2014 at 10:23 AM
don't tell them.
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