Why do you want to refer your husband instead? i dont understand the problem here. Does the interviewer know that you are pregnant? If they dont know then why not just avoid telling them if you feel afraid that they will discriminate against you? You should just take the job.
To answer the second part, NO it is definately not PROFESSIONAL to refer your husband. It may be possible, but no way professional. First, he is your husband-this makes a bias right away, they will feel that you could not possibly be a good judge of whether or not your husband is good for the job becuz you too close to him and must be biased just like a mother would be biased towards her child.
Also, if they hired you, or after you gave birth you came to work there a little while later and your husband was also employed there they will see that as a problem. Many work places do not let couples work together in the same department. Some companies wont even let them work in the same building and would move them to another location (I know that Lowe's home improvement stores do this, if you work in the same store as your S/O and they find out they will move one of you to a diferent store.) Some employers are less severe about this and see it as a positive thing b/cuz they get 2 workers who already can work good as a team, etc, but most of them do not want a couple working for them, there is too much of a chance for lost productivity if the couple is fighting, etc. It is just looked at as too much of a problem by most jobs.
I aint saying that you planned to both work together just that it was a possiblity, that maybe they would not hire him in place of you but that you considered that they might hire you both instead.
If you felt like you could just refer your husband in your place, I really dont think it works that way. You would be better off just having your husband put in a application on his own and apply for the position without you telling the company, if he is really that good for the job they will select his app and call him back too and once they did that you could put in a good word for him. But I dont see your plan of giving them him instead of you working at all. They called you back and want to assess you becuz they like YOU and YOUR resume, not his. You aint inter changeable with your husband and it is silly to assume that you could fill the same role just b/c you are married and both want a job. You are much better off to apply in 2 seperate places, that is just my 2 cents tho.
· 9 years ago