Reply Hey Mom! Learn more about the Gerber Life Insurance Grow-Up Plan!
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-26-2012, 08:21 PM   #1
kharvey92611's Avatar
kharvey92611
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 455
When interviwing for a job...

When interviewing for a job and your are expecting like still in your first trimester do you have to tell your possible employer during the interview ? A friend of mine asked me this as she is 6 weeks and interviewing for a job , I didn't know the answer .

Advertisement

__________________
married to DH since 2011�� Mom to L ��8.4.07 & J ��
kharvey92611 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 08:24 PM   #2
Kimmyann's Avatar
Kimmyann
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 3,506
My Mood:
Re: When interviwing for a job...

No you don't. Some people will tell you its in bad taste not to tell but alot of employers are not going to hire someone that is pregnant.
__________________
Adoption is my option!Adoptive Mom to Cory (6 years old)
Heartbreakingly long wait to adopt baby 2. (5 years waiting at this point with no end in sight) Please lord..end this wait soon.
Kimmyann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2012, 08:27 PM   #3
kharvey92611's Avatar
kharvey92611
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: New York
Posts: 455
Quote:
Originally Posted by Kimmyann
No you don't. Some people will tell you its in bad taste not to tell but alot of employers are not going to hire someone that is pregnant.
Thats what I thought . I told her I didn't think they couldn't not hire bc she was pregnant but could possibly find other reasons not to .
__________________
married to DH since 2011�� Mom to L ��8.4.07 & J ��
kharvey92611 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2012, 11:42 AM   #4
Sarai*'s Avatar
Sarai*
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: West Coast
Posts: 1,689
My Mood:
Re: When interviwing for a job...

No, she doesn't, but she should also be prepared for some fall out when her pregnancy is discovered. Probably won't be illegal type fallout, but could be unpleasant nonetheless -- general resentment, especially if she is starting a new job, only to take a three month break after working there for only 6 months or so -- she will not qualify for FMLA. Here are the labor laws:

Employee Eligibility

To be eligible for FMLA leave, an employee must work for a covered employer and:

have worked for that employer for at least 12 months; and
have worked at least 1,250 hours during the 12 months prior to the start of the FMLA leave; and,
work at a location where at least 50 employees are employed at the location or within 75 miles of the location.

So she could only legally take 6 weeks, and if she wanted longer, and her employer was annoyed that she had not disclosed her pregnancy, her job could be in jeopardy.
__________________
Sarai, RN, non-profit volunteer, cloth diaper ministry, Married for 20 years, mama to 2 kids on Earth, and 2 little girls in Heaven, G., T., K. and J.
Sarai* is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2012, 12:59 PM   #5
luvsviola's Avatar
luvsviola
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 17,103
My Mood:
Re: When interviwing for a job...

She doesn't have to tell them, as other posters said. However, they will be annoyed later, and could find other faults that they might have let slide when they do her job review.
__________________
Kristen
Middle school teacher by day, super mom by night
Mommy to The Boss~2007, The Energizer Bunny~2009, and The Princess~2011
My kids are no longer in diapers, but somehow, my computer keeps finding its way back here...
luvsviola is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 07:04 AM   #6
MrsStripe's Avatar
MrsStripe
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Nylar IV
Posts: 7,414
My Mood:
Re: When interviwing for a job...

My experience with talking about pregnancy in a job interview is you don't get a callback no matter how qualified you are.
__________________
Mama to 2 boys and a baby girl, married to a big boy, with a male hamster and a bunch of fish(the prettiest being male of course ). for my sanity. XL 14" inseam longies instock now!!!
Knitted stuff link Stripe Knits Grand Re-opening!!
Swag with me. Wool Destash - boyish sweaters small girly longies
MrsStripe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2012, 07:08 AM   #7
knodceo
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 2,189
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrsStripe
My experience with talking about pregnancy in a job interview is you don't get a callback no matter how qualified you are.
So true!
knodceo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 05:11 AM   #8
Van1300's Avatar
Van1300
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Central FL
Posts: 597
Re: When interviwing for a job...

I was 3 months pregnant (not showing) with my 2nd and I told during my interview. I was not offered that position, but I was called back 2 months later and re-interviewed for another similar position and was offered the job. The company is even waiting to hire me until after my maternity leave is over (I get disability with my current employee).

Sometimes it just works out. But I work in the field of counseling and I feel honesty is the best policy!
__________________
WOHM and to Jon (6/2006). Mamma to daughter Elli (12/2009) and Jacob (11/2012) Crazy Florida Gator fan , beach bum, and outdoor enthusiast!
Van1300 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 05:27 AM   #9
Ryder
Registered Users
seller
seller
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 575
My dept hired two people who ended up being early 1st trimester when they interviewed and the managers didn't know till they were 3mths along either time. There was no bad blood. overall when you hire a young married woman it may be in the cards in the near future. I think most employers get that.
__________________
Stefanie
Happily married to "M" and loving life with my toddler "B" 8.17.10. Waiting for #2, my christmas baby!!
Ryder is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2012, 07:31 AM   #10
hikergal73's Avatar
hikergal73
Registered Users
seller
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern New Hampshire
Posts: 1,007
My Mood:
Re: When interviwing for a job...

We recently hired two women who were visibly pregnant at the time. In fact, one beat me out of the job I originally applied for (I was later offered a different position). So you never know what will happen - employers are not suppose to discriminate based on pregnancy but a lot of them do.

In my first trimester, I didn't tell anyone except for one or two close friends, so I wouldn't tell a stranger including a potential employer at that point.
__________________
Mary, wife to the Big Z (11/08/08)
Mom to the little girl Z (9/30/09) and little boy Z (6/24/11)
hikergal73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Copyright 2005 - 2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.