Should I reveal my pregnancy in job interviews?
January 31, 2012 9:04 AM Subscribe
I am pregnant and looking for a new job. What's the right thing to do in job interviews?
posted by anonymous to work & money (22 answers total)
I just found out I am pregnant. I have been applying for jobs, as I am not happy at my current job. Should I be telling potential employers in interviews that I am pregnant? I wasn't even planning to tell friends before 12 weeks, but do I have some responsibility to reveal it in an interview? I don't want to seem deceptive, but on the other hand I feel like it shouldn't matter, at least not enough to factor into their hiring decision (I am in the US where I would get three months maternity leave, tops). And is there some point at which I should stop the job search until the kid is born? How do I handle this? I remember that my dad once hired a woman who was 6 months pregnant... But I suspect that it's rare.