I chose to be honest, and yes I got screwed

My full time contract was coming to an end when I was 4 months pregnant with my first child. Instead of renewing it for another 6 mths as per usual, they decided they no longer needed the post. Convenient timing for them. I wasn’t actually showing and I have no doubt that if I’d left them in the dark about my pregnancy, they were going to offer me a permanent role. I chose to be honest, and yes I got screwed.

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  • Never be honest with your employer about pregnancy until you have to. Legally, you are not required to notify your employer until the 15th week before your baby is due. This is ca. 25 weeks into the pregnancy, so relatively late.
    Of course it is convenient for employers to know earlier … but many of these stories show that you cannot, sadly, trust them all.

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