Starting New Job 7 Months Pregnant - Maternity Leave Options? Help!

Nicole - posted on 05/16/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )




I'm 27 weeks pregnant and was just hired for a new job at a Fortune 500 Company to start in the end of May. There will be a 6 Weeks Training Class and which will only leave me at about 5 weeks on the job before having my baby. My due date is at Day 55 of the 90 Day Probationary period so I am not yet eligible for Short Term Disability, etc. FMLA will not work either because I have been employed for less than 1 year.

I do not even mind if whichever leave I end up with is unpaid, I just don't want to come back to find out I will be out of a job as this is a great opportunity that came at an convenient time.

Has anyone ever been in a similar situation and what options did you end up with? Any recommendation of who to tell first, HR or Manager?


Amy - posted on 05/16/2013




Since you are so far along I would disclose immediately, since they technically don't have to offer either. At least if you inform them before you start maybe they can postpone when you start, if you don't you potentially risk being terminated and burning your bridges with the company down the road.

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