Companies Hiring Pregnant Women

Jan 8 22 Comments

Wanted to get a pulse on tech companies (and/or top companies) willing to hire pregnant women in their first trimester. Don’t want to choose between starting a family and moving forward in my career. I am ready to move on where I am treated fairly, awarded for good/hard work and paid the market rate. I’ve had a rough year and need to maintain my sanity.

I’ve seen Facebook and one other tech company willing to do this.

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TOP 22 Comments
  • Amazon the_bezos
    If you disclose that you're pregnant and the company balks, that's a very good filter for a shitty place you won't be happy at
    Jan 8 3
    • Also, it's illegal and they could be sued
      Jan 8
    • ClubCorp say!
      It may be illegal but extremely hard to prove they did not hire someone due to discrimination of being pregnant. They'd easily be able to hide under "they werent a fit for the role" and list 399392003 reasons why and none would be "pregnancy"
      Jan 8
  • Tyler Technologies / Mgmt EDWS81
    I'm pretty sure that if a company doesn't hire you BECAUSE you are pregnant, that's discrimination. If is isn't showing, there is no need to tell them until they make the offer. You'll need to know their maternity leave policies.

    Also, congratulations! Children are a blessing!
    Jan 8 0
  • Amazon sfxSEA
    You are not required to disclose that you are pregnant. I’ve known women who were in their 2nd and 3rd trimesters who were hired at Amazon.
    Jan 8 0
  • Meetup / Eng WAM382
    I thought most company parental leave policy benefits start after a certain amount of time. Policies I’ve seen are you get x weeks for maternity after being at the company for over x months. So you might not get the paid time off you should be getting if you’re hired pregnant vs got pregnant while working there.
    Jan 8 3
    • Automattic gh0sted
      Are you honestly so myopic that you don't realize the level of benefits you get at Google are extraordinarily rare???
      Jan 8
    • Google VPpG31
      Let me rephrase that google is my 5th employer I’ve been at and none of them have had such a policy.
      Jan 8
  • Medidata Solutions Elmer Fudd
    Could you wait to have the baby before you jump into a new role? If so, that maybe better for all who are involved including your child. Perhaps freelance in the interim to keep your skills sharp...
    Jan 8 4
    • American Express vrBp02
      OP
      For health reasons my doctor is recommending we try ASAP. Who knows how soon it will happen, but I just want to be realistic. No way to prove you weren’t hired bc of pregnancy, so better to know who will hire me preggers
      Jan 8
    • Medidata Solutions Elmer Fudd
      Technically you don’t have to disclose any personal matters.
      Jan 8
  • LinkedIn meowrawr
    I’ve seen LinkedIn hire some people very visibly pregnant that took parental leave shortly after coming on
    Jan 8 0
  • Amazon fmjfn
    As others said you DON'T have to disclose.

    I had a candidate disclose to me anyway and it didn't change our hiring decision: we responded to the disclosure by sending her information on the maternity benefits Amazon provides and an outline of how we would work around her leave in career planning to assure her it wouldn't limit her opportunity. It was considered a sell call to make sure we didn't lose the candidate.

    Larger companies will likely all respond that way. You might face discrimination from a smaller employer, where it honestly has a bigger impact. Having one of your twenty employees go out on leave in a startup hurts a lot. Having x% of 50,000+ employees out on leave is just a minor scheduling problem that large companies can easily plan around.
    Jan 11 1
    • American Express vrBp02
      OP
      Thanks!
      Jan 13
  • Apple RoidRage
    Apple. Have seen multiple.
    Jan 8 0
  • OpenTable Meliodas
    Every company in California, discrimination on the basis of pregnancy status is unlawful.
    Jan 8 0
  • Agero fsg
    Chewy - I know a pregnant woman who was hired in her second trimester.
    Jan 8 0

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