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I have a job interview tomorrow and am 16 weeks pregnant today do I tell them during the interview that I am pregnant or wait and see what happens. 
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    Is it a first interview or a second? If it's a first, I would wait.

    See if you're offered the job and then say something if/when the job is offered to you (I say this from a friend's experience on what she did).

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    I agree, I don't think it's dishonest, it's just kind of moot unless they want you. No reason to give them a reason not to hire you.
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    Is it a first interview or a second? If it's a first, I would wait.

    See if you're offered the job and then say something if/when the job is offered to you (I say this from a friend's experience on what she did).

     

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    Wait until you at least have an offer. It's illegal to discriminate against a pregnant woman when making a hiring decision, but it's really, really hard to prove that the reason you didn't get an offer was because of pregnancy. Once you have an offer, you're still not obligated to tell them, but you may want to discuss maternity benefits with HR before making a final decision.

    Just know that some places have waiting periods before you're eligible for matenity leave. I recently accepted my old job back, but since I left, even though it's only been 5 months, I'm no longer eligible for short-term disability, which covers maternity leave. You're also not eligible for FMLA unless you've worked with the company for at least 12 months. My medical coverage will take care of prenatal care and delivery immediately, but I don't get time off unless I can pull it from vacation/sick leave/maybe a leave of absence.

    Good luck with the interview!!

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    Wait until you at least have an offer. It's illegal to discriminate against a pregnant woman when making a hiring decision, but it's really, really hard to prove that the reason you didn't get an offer was because of pregnancy. Once you have an offer, you're still not obligated to tell them, but you may want to discuss maternity benefits with HR before making a final decision.

    Just know that some places have waiting periods before you're eligible for matenity leave. I recently accepted my old job back, but since I left, even though it's only been 5 months, I'm no longer eligible for short-term disability, which covers maternity leave. You're also not eligible for FMLA unless you've worked with the company for at least 12 months. My medical coverage will take care of prenatal care and delivery immediately, but I don't get time off unless I can pull it from vacation/sick leave/maybe a leave of absence.

    Good luck with the interview!!

    I live in Canada so as long as I have worked 400 hours this year (at all, for multiple people) I will get the 52 weeks of maternity leave.

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    Wait until you at least have an offer. It's illegal to discriminate against a pregnant woman when making a hiring decision, but it's really, really hard to prove that the reason you didn't get an offer was because of pregnancy. Once you have an offer, you're still not obligated to tell them, but you may want to discuss maternity benefits with HR before making a final decision.

    Just know that some places have waiting periods before you're eligible for matenity leave. I recently accepted my old job back, but since I left, even though it's only been 5 months, I'm no longer eligible for short-term disability, which covers maternity leave. You're also not eligible for FMLA unless you've worked with the company for at least 12 months. My medical coverage will take care of prenatal care and delivery immediately, but I don't get time off unless I can pull it from vacation/sick leave/maybe a leave of absence.

    Good luck with the interview!!

    I live in Canada so as long as I have worked 400 hours this year (at all, for multiple people) I will get the 52 weeks of maternity leave.

    I'm going to try to get transferred to Canada, now. Smile

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    Congratulations on the interview.

    Everyone had good advice for you, but I think it really depends on the situation.

    When I was pregnant with my first, I had an interview for an HR job, very close to home (I was commuting an hour to work).  I wasn't yet showing, so I obviously didn't have to disclose.  However, during the interview, it was obvious to me that they wouldn't be having a follow up interview (given the type of position), so I mentioned that I was pregnant and asked about the benefits.  I ended up being offered the job, but I declined it because I wouldn't get short-term disability.  Ironically, another job opened about six months later and I took that one.  My son was a few months old by that point.  ;-) 

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    I don't really have any advice here, I just wanted to say that I think I'm gonna make the move to canada now. 52 weeks of maternity leave?! That sounds amazing. I thought I was lucky working in the teaching field and getting maternity leave until the end of the school year and then not having to return until the following school year. Now that just feels pathetic.
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