So as much as everyone says you're not supposed to be discriminated against because you're pregnant, I can sort of understand a company finding a roundabout way of avoiding promoting someone who's leaving in 4 months.
I'm 18 weeks, finishing up end October. My situation is that my senior manager has resigned, it would be a jump up two positions for me so I never thought twice about not being considered for the role. But my boss mentioned they're not really getting much interest in the role and today I saw on LinkedIn that our company has changed the advert and have downgraded the role. This means that Im eligible and I'm definitely due for a promotion, but nobody has said a word to me or anyone else in the company.
I have my performance review tomorrow and I'm wondering if I should sell myself into that role or take the hint and make peace with the fact that they haven't approached me. Part of me feels it's a clear message that they don't want me in that role but with no clear reason besides being pregnant, the other part of me thinks what have I got to lose by asking? I would love to make the most of my last few months and push myself in case I don't end up going back to that job.
Something my boss said to me the other day was in response to work load and was along the lines of 'the last thing I want is for you to be under unecessary extra stress given your situation'. So is she possibly not offering it to me because she's worried it'll be too hectic and is that her call to make? In that same chat she told me that I'm a very valuable asset to the company and assured me that when I return to work it would be in a more senior role so it's not like she thinks I'm not suitable.
Advice please! Thanks ☺️