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New job?

Does being pregnant hurt your chances at a new job? I've been going to school to become a paralegal assistant, my long term goals would be a parole/probation officer and maybe even a lawyer when all is set in stone. I recently applied and submitted my resume to the Adult Probation office in town as an administrative clerk. Well, they finally emailed me yesterday that they liked my resume and would like to interview me on Friday! I'm sooooooooooo excited, but nervous at the same time. Should I mention that I'm pregnant? Should I not? It's my business, right? I know my appointments wouldn't interfere with my work hours, but do I still say something? I'm so afraid that they won't hire me due to that. I know they can't discriminate, but they can always just use the "found somebody better" excuse.
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I wouldn't say anything about it, no they can't descriminate but it does factor in like you said "found someone better" I'd wait to say anything, no one wants to hire someone whose gonna go on maternity leave soon after hire
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That's exactly what I thought. I don't think I'm gonna say anything until they offer me the job, or officially hire me. I know my appointments won't be in the way of my work hours, and I'm due at the end of May. I can probably say something come the beginning of April.
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I wouldn't. They aren't suppose to discriminate but they do. I had an interview and he told me he really liked me but he kept asking questions about my pregnancy and he ended up finding someone else...
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I talked to my mother in law who works at the court house next door. She does the hiring in her office, she said NOT to tell them. It's none of their business, they can't ask you for medical information. She said just go, get hired, then tell them 4 to 6 weeks before my due date and that was completely acceptable. If there's any appointments on work days, just to let them know a couple weeks beforehand.
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If an interviewer asks an illegal question such as about your family or a pregnancy, you can politely decline to answer or bluntly call them out on an illegal interview question. Proper training is given to those who conduct interviews teaching them what they can and cannot say. Some and tempt to ignore the rules if the interviewee is open to answering, so it is up to you to learn what is a legal question, and how to handle the illegal ones, but do not tell them about a pregnancy openly in an interview.
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Exactly what my MIL said! Thank you!
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