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How is the best way to inform my employer about my pregnancy?

I temporary Administrative Assistant / Secretary who have worked for the same client for almost a year ( since 08/08). I really like my job but I'm concern about the fact that I'm pregnant and i don't have a "permanent" position with the company. The company is going to a difficult time and had a series of layoff back in December. So far there is no additional layoffs in the horizon but I'm still worried.

Any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    My company went through the same thing a few months back (layoffs and such) and I was nervous as well. But there are laws that protect pregnant women from being discriminated against. I just had a private meeting with my immediate superior and told her the news. I let her know that I plan on working all the way up until my due date (because I kinda have to, I don't have short term disability so all of my leave will be unpaid) and then I will be back to work 6 weeks after the birth of my daughter. I was honest about certain changes I expect to take place...for example, my schedule might need rearranged after the baby comes. I didn't want to press that on her at the last minute and I figured my chances of getting what I want are greater the sooner I inform her of my wishes.

    Source(s): ~25 weeks pregnant with baby #1~
  • 1 decade ago

    You still need to tell them no matter what. Your employer should understand. I suggest you wait until your first trimester is over and then inform your immediate superior. My employer was very understandable when I filled them in about my pregnancy and are helping me out heaps, despite the financial crisis we're all in at the moment. good luck!

    Source(s): currently 3 months pregnant
  • KAK
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    I personally didn't tell my employer until I was 5 months pregnant with our 1st child. It was none of their business. I worked until 2 wks. until delivery.

    If you tell your employer you're pregnant, be prepared to be laid off.

  • Lala
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    wait till your 2nd trimester hits and just be very upfront and let your boss know how you feel...be honest!

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  • kimmy
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    tell your boss that you love your job and hope that you can keep it. then tell him or her your expecting.

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