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    I am 7 weeks pregnant and have just gone through a second round interview with a company I've wanted to work with for years. I want to be upfront with them about my pregnancy but I also don't want to be discriminated against. Not sure what to do!!

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    7 weeks is still early. Anything could happen. I would be waiting until after 12 weeks before you say anything.

    You don't have to tell them, but if you really wanted to maybe wait until you've been offered the job (assuming that happens) and tell them then - they can't take back their offer, but it might make you feel better to say 'I am really happy to accept this job, and I want to be open and honest with you now and let you know I have just found out I am pregnant, I hope this doesn't affect things'. Or something like that.

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    Yea I wouldn't say anything at 7 weeks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    7 weeks is still early. Anything could happen. I would be waiting until after 12 weeks before you say anything.

    You don't have to tell them, but if you really wanted to maybe wait until you've been offered the job (assuming that happens) and tell them then - they can't take back their offer, but it might make you feel better to say 'I am really happy to accept this job, and I want to be open and honest with you now and let you know I have just found out I am pregnant, I hope this doesn't affect things'. Or something like that.
    Everything here

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    Yea that's what I was thinking too...

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    Agree with all of the above. It's no ones business at 7 weeks, if you get the job you can always explain at 12 weeks that you didn't feel comfortable sharing that information so early in the pregnancy. They should respect that and understand your intention was not to deceive them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sunnygirl79 View Post
    7 weeks is still early. Anything could happen. I would be waiting until after 12 weeks before you say anything.

    You don't have to tell them, but if you really wanted to maybe wait until you've been offered the job (assuming that happens) and tell them then - they can't take back their offer, but it might make you feel better to say 'I am really happy to accept this job, and I want to be open and honest with you now and let you know I have just found out I am pregnant, I hope this doesn't affect things'. Or something like that.

    ^^^This..... except without "I hope this doesn't affect things"


 

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