Can I get maternity leave if I just started a job?
You’d still be eligible for Ordinary Maternity leave (OML), though, which lasts for 26 weeks, as it doesn’t matter how many hours you work, or how long you’ve been in your job. You are entitled to this from the first day in a new job and it can start from the 11th week before your baby is due.
When should you tell your boss you’re pregnant?
Most women tell their employer they’re pregnant sometime around the end of their first trimester or in the early part of their second trimester. That’s partially because the risk of miscarriages is significantly reduced at that point. This timing also corresponds with when many women start to “show.”
Can you get fired for calling in sick while pregnant?
Yes. It is usually illegal to fire someone for being sick during their pregnancy. Pregnant workers in California are entitled to leave under the Pregnancy Disability Leave Law (PDLL) as long as their employer has five or more employees.
Do I have to tell my employer I’m pregnant?
Answer: You have no legal duty to tell potential employers that you’re pregnant. Legally speaking, employers may not discriminate against job applicants due to pregnancy. For example, a potential employer cannot refuse to hire you or take you out of the running because you are pregnant.
Can my boss tell other employees about my pregnancy?
Some may wonder if an employer can disclose an employee’s pregnancy in the workplace. Generally, pregnancy is considered to be personal information. Therefore, an employer should not share an employee’s personal information without the employee’s consent or authorization.
Should I tell my boss I’m pregnant at 4 weeks?
Legally, you don’t need to tell your employer about your pregnancy or maternity leave until the 15th week before your baby is due (Gov.uk, 2019; Maternity Action, 2019a). But you might want to do it after the first trimester, once you’ve had your first scan (and start having a more obvious bump).