Found out pregnant before joining the office!

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Jan 2 22 Comments

How this can effect my employment with the popular tech company??


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TOP 22 Comments
  • Facebook frustsoul
    The effect will depend on your gender
    Jan 2 0
  • LinkedIn Jdawg2020
    Jan 2 0
  • It cannot, I’m pretty sure, by law.
    Jan 2 6
    • Axtria πŸ’—69
      By law and in practice are two different things. By law, it cannot and should not affect. However, in reality, if the manager wants to screw, s/he can, citing other reasons and OP will not be able to do anything about it. I have personally been in similar situation(s) before.
      Jan 2
    • Facebook


      >if the manager wants to screw
      A little late for that
      Jan 2
    • Microsoft / Eng qxnjsyg
      Pregnancy gives you the free for all. Not like you can get even more pregnant. Diseases are a different story, however.
      Jan 2
    • Microsoft horizontal
      By law and in practice is not different in this issue and in this country. Screwing a pregnant woman is dangerous territory and carries great risk for company's PR and possible lawsuit. No manager will take such risk and hr will not let them do that.

      Worse they can do is give you less raise/bonus and shitty work when you come back. Your career trajectory may hurt a little bit for short term, but if you are good it can be recovered when you come back.
      Jan 2
    • Axtria πŸ’—69
      I belong to this country and I have been in situations where companies provided other reasons for screwing me up over for something that was against the law. Just like you mentioned, I am referring to a gamut of things including no hiring/less raise/no bonus/shitty work, which in my opinion, does count as discrimination
      Jan 2
    • Microsoft horizontal
      Less raise/bonus may not be discrimination as it may be related to the amount of work done in the said period. Shitty work is also not discrimination, time to time everyone has to do some shitty work and shitty work is subjective.
      Jan 2
  • Flagged by the community.

    • Microsoft pock
      Jan 2
    • Google / Eng catburglar
      This is from Twitter
      Jan 2
  • Microsoft / Eng qxnjsyg
    Your position isn't protected by FMLA laws. Otherwise, it shouldn't matter, most teams and companies will welcome you and help you plan your leave when appropriate.
    Jan 2 3
    • Why she is not protected by law?
      Jan 2
    • Microsoft / Eng qxnjsyg
      FMLA protection requires the following: 12 months of employment with at least 1280 hours worked with an office of at least 50+ people within a 75 mile radius.

      The OP would not hit the first requirement before birth. Assuming the last one is already there.
      Jan 2
    • Thanks, didn't know about the requirements
      Jan 3
  • General Mills / Data BettyCoder
    The Office has been canceled. You sure you’re joining?
    Jan 2 0
  • New NYwu36
    You and your other half will get baby bond vacation!
    Jan 2 0
  • New qrysc
    Congratulations! Don't worry about your job. It is protected by law that they can't fire you because of you are pregnant. The manager always can screw you, but most people are good and they understand.
    Jan 2 1
    • Microsoft ivanka
      If it's at at-will state they can terminate without reason.
      Jan 5
  • Facebook Whateverrs
    You'll be fine, top us tech firms are working hard to be viewed as family-friendly.

    Wait until at least three months before telling anyone who isn't close to you. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage in the first trimester, and if you're unlucky it's not fun to have to talk about.
    Jan 2 0
  • Amazon god
    Oh no, this is so bad

    Wait, this will have no effect because companies cannot discriminate
    Jan 2 0

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