Hoping to hear other's members thoughts on my current employment situation.
I am full-time employed in a government position in a permanent contract. I applied for a 12 month contract position which I am very interested in and sat an interview last week. It went well and I found out they have contacted my referees - now anticipating I may be offered the role. On the weekend I found out I am pregnant (probably around 4-5 weeks).
Not sure how I should proceed - if I were to be offered the new position.
I would prefer to not tell an employer I am pregnant until 12 weeks, however ethically I feel torn, as the position is a 12 month contract that was specifically created as a one off position due to federal funding. It has a focus on service development so is quite outcomes driven. Debating if I should:
- Tell new employer I am early in pregnancy and try to negotiate a shorter contract (as I won't be able to complete the 12 months)
- Just stay in my current permanent position
How would you proceed? I am aware that should I be offered the position, it is within my legal rights to accept and not inform them of the pregnancy until I see fit. However given the context of the role (once-off position, outcome focused) I feel ethically torn.
Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated! Thank you