Telling Your Boss - Part IIII
PUT IT IN
Hopefully you are among the majority of women who experience
pregnancy with little or no negative impacts at work. But,
sometimes you can’t predict the future. Therefore, it is always
best to have some documentation that you have informed your employer
of your pregnancy.
Unfortunately, there are still some women who get demoted, fired, or
experience other adverse employment actions after disclosing their
pregnancy at work. If it becomes necessary to pursue legal action
later, it is essential that you can show that your employer knew
about your pregnancy before they took any actions against you.
Documenting this does not need to be formal or legalistic—an
informal email will work. Often it is best to submit an informal
note or send an email stating that you are pregnant and asking for
information regarding your employer’s policies regarding leave.
This ensures that you have put your employer on notice of your
pregnancy. It also provides you with the additional benefit of
ensuring you will receive information regarding the leave you are
entitled to take.
If you want help telling your boss you’re
pregnant or need other guidance on your rights at work, visit
www.pregnancylawyer.com or call Attorney
Sarah B. Schlehr at (310) 492-5757.
This Belly Scoop has been sponsored by Ms. Pregnancy Lawyer,
Sarah B. Schlehr!