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Position and pregnant

Discussion in 'Workplace dilemmas' started by sickandtired, Jan 24, 2016.

  1. sickandtired

    sickandtired New commenter

    Hi all, I wondered if you could help?

    I'm in an acting position at the moment and it's been going well so far. I went for a diff role recently and was overlooked and then said to the head I'd need to resign in the heat of the moment.

    Now... You've read the punchline already- I've just found out I'm pregnant. Acting position due to be reviewed at Easter but most likely before. Is it sneaky to keep position and then drop the news?
  2. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Congratulations on your news! :)

    My understanding is that employers prefer not to know in order that there can be no chance of being accused of discrimination!

    Other people may come to offer more advice here, but you could try posting this in the Pregnancy Forum too.
  3. sickandtired

    sickandtired New commenter

    Thank you, Marlin! Yep I'll post over there too.

    Sound advice.
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Congratulations, @sickandtired ! That's great news. Get as much sleep as you can now, to build up a reserve!

    Yes, that's right.

    So don't tell anyone, keep it off Facebook too . . .

    You've told us, and we're excited with you!


    baitranger likes this.
  5. sickandtired

    sickandtired New commenter

    Aaaaaaaah thank you!!! Yes- no one know apart from hubby and best friend! I'll keep it under my hat for now
  6. DYNAMO67

    DYNAMO67 Lead commenter

    this is the only bit i do not get. What reasoning have you given?
  7. englishteach101

    englishteach101 Occasional commenter

    Definitely keep it to yourself for now, that's best in my experience. You are under no legal obligation to tell the school until a certain point through the pregnancy anyway so it's currently none of their business and if you feel that you would be overlooked again due to the pregnancy then you are best to do just this. They shouldn't be discrimination against you, but unfortunately many still do so best not to give them a reason just in case. Have you had official feedback on your acting role? Get that in writing too if you can so you can use it to re-apply, or get the acting confirmed as permanent.

    Congratulations though!! :)
  8. sickandtired

    sickandtired New commenter

    Great advice- thank you. I've asked about the acting role so will hopefully find out soon!
  9. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Fingers crossed for you!

    Best wishes

  10. joannagb

    joannagb Occasional commenter

    I think the maternity pay is based on an average of your last 27 weeks pay anyway in case that's part of your concern. So many things to think about with this, worth a good look at the maternity leave documents sooner rather than later. Congratulations, welcome to the world of joyful chaos!

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