Telling Your Boss - Part I
Sharing the news you are pregnant is usually an exciting
event. Unfortunately, too many women fear sharing this news with
their employer. While friends and family may rejoice in your news,
your boss may simply view your pregnancy as one more inconvenience
and hardship in the workplace.
While you shouldn’t have to worry about your employer’s reaction,
there may be ways to make sharing the news easier. This is the
first in a series of Belly Scoops that will provide you with a
variety of tips on telling your boss you are pregnant.
#1: Timing Matters
There is no magic time (i.e. 8 weeks, 12 weeks, etc.) to tell your
boss you are pregnant, but there are several variables to consider
instance, if your pregnancy is impacting your ability to perform
your job, you should tell your employer sooner. Explaining your
pregnancy may make any performance issues more understandable. It
may also force your employer to accommodate your pregnancy.
the other hand, if your pregnancy is not impacting your job
performance, it may be advisable to wait until after you receive any
upcoming performance reviews, promotion considerations, or bonuses.
This will ensure that any decisions are not affected by your
decision to have a baby.
also want to talk to your boss when they aren’t rushed or having an
unusually stressful day. The news might shock or surprise them at
first and you want to make it as easy for them as possible.
For additional tips and help telling your boss
you’re pregnant, or if you need guidance regarding your rights at
www.pregnancylawyer.com or call Attorney
Sarah B. Schlehr directly at (310) 492-5757.
This Belly Scoop has been sponsored by Ms. Pregnancy Lawyer,
Sarah B. Schlehr!