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need advice please.

I know it's not ideal but I really really needed this job to provide for me and my family. I am 32 weeks pregnant and just accepted a job offer as a school nurse. They have a 3 month probation period. I'm due on November 1st. I was told by an HR friend of mine to not disclose the pregnancy during the interview as it can hinder the decision. Tomorrow I come in for the paperwork and stuff and I plan on telling them that I only need 2 weeks leave and I'm planning on working till I pop. They will hate me for it but can I be fired since it's still probation period?
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U must not be showing.  Just say something after uve been there a couple of weeks.  hopefully they will be understanding and hold ur position while ur on leave.  goodluck.
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Definitely not showing. I really do hope so. I was gonna say a white lie and say that I'm due Nov 14. It's closer to thanksgiving break and not so close from the hire date. I really need this.
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I would say they'd be able to fire you since you lied to get the job.  Not to mention their insurance may have problems with you working around children while pregnant, not sure if there's any health reasons for you to not, but the liability would be on them if something were to happen to you or your baby while working so close to delivery.
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Technically its illegal for them to ask if I'm pregnant and I'm not obligated to disclose that kind of information. I asked human resource friends of mine and they told me that I don't have to say anything until they hire me. Just not sure bout the probation period
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You don't have to tell them it's your right...If they fire u they can get if trouble.. u can't fire someone while pre2
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They can Always Find ways around it. Not too mention, do you really want to **** them off? A bad workplace is no fun to go to everyday.
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Just personally I wouldn't do it, I know you need the money, but in my opinion non-disclosure is pretty much thesame thing as lying.   If you were to get pregnant after already having the job, that's one thing, but to lie in order to get the job doesn't speak well for your character.
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They may not have any grounds in which to fire youon due to the fact that you are pregnant granted as it would also be classed as discrimination, however as the above posts say, you should of been honest and up front with them in the first place, they may have been more willing to help you out. It would be different of you were only a few weeks along but to be 32 weeks is pushing it a bit in my eyes...
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This is tough. A probation period is strict regardless of the reason. I would've been upfront about it personally. I would maybe call them before paperwork and state this has been bothering me and I don't want to waste your time if this is an issue but I am 32 wks pregnant. I under the probation period but what are your rules for this event and I plan on 2 wks off. Let them work with you I think they would appreciate you coming forth before you come in a sign papers. I doubt they fire you but they have the right to say this probation period prohibits any absent for absent any reasons.
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