Post # 1
I have interview coming up with company for a contract position. I know the hiring manager as I worked in the company last year and I left after a few months on good terms. Issue is I am about 13+ weeks pregnant (not showing yet) and I am worried I will be leaving again in few months. I am planning to be back after the baby at the earliest possible but I feel like I have an obligation to tell them at interview since I know the manager and don’t want to mess up the relationship. I am in a bind as I really need to find work soon and I feel in the difficult situation whether I tell or not tell. Any advice bees?
Post # 5
Sorry tried to respond from phone and it didnt work. I vote to wait until after job interview. Since its illegal to not hire based on pregnancy and becomes a sticky situation for HR. After you are on the job (because I know you will get it!) and feel comfortable I would then talk to your supervisor as well as the contract company. Also, maybe putting together a game plan of when you expect to be out and for how long, so maybe they get someone to cover for you during that time or they may allow you to do some work from home. I am not sure what the business is but telecommuting might be an option with them.
Post # 6
It would be nice if everyone could be totally honest in job interviews and trust that the employer will obey the letter of the law. Unfortunately, we know from experience that employers don’t always do that.
I would wait until after they have offered you the position. Be prepared to share what your plans are, how you propose to handle the leave etc.
Post # 7
@graceunderfire: and @julies1949: Thanks for your inputs yes I definitely need to have game plan ready prior to telling them.
Im hoping to get some information about project duration etc. during interview then I can present a plan when offer comes and hopefully take from there.