There's no easy answer to this question. Well, there's one easy answer; if you're being harassed yes, quitting is probably...
There's no easy answer to this question. Well, there's one easy answer; if you're being harassed yes, quitting is probably a smart move if you can afford it. Say if you have a partner and your partner has a job. No one deserves to be abused at work. Find out how to deal with pregnancy discrimination. Now the much longer answer is that quitting a job while pregnant is a big decision. Consider the following. If you quit and get another job you most likely won't be covered by FMLA since you won't have worked there too long before you give birth. FMLA is far from perfect, but as a working mama it's the best maternity leave most women in the U.S. have. If you get a new job you may not get new health insurance in time to cover the pregnancy and birth. Some companies have an insurance waiting period and you may or may not be covered by extended coverage from your last employer. If you're showing you may not get the job because the hiring party may be worried that you're going to be less likely to stay on after the baby is born. It's not fair, but many employers think this way, even in these modern times. Also, it's not likely that you'll be able to prove that that's why you didn't get the job. If you're not showing and you interview for a new job, the best thing to do is to keep quiet until the company offers you a position. At that point I'd come clean, but make it super positive, tell them you will be coming back after the baby and discuss ideas about how to handle your maternity leave. A company can't legally take back a job offer if they find out you're pregnant so if this happens you can file an employer discrimination claim. It might be too big a change. Being pregnant is change enough for one nine month period, are you sure you also want to deal with learning the ropes at a new job? Everyone has their own reason for changing jobs but before you do just make sure you consider all of the above. Have you ever changed jobs while pregnant? Was it smooth sailing or a mess? Share in the comments.

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