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17/11/2013 at 10:33
Im 24 and really excited at the prospect of having my 1st baby. However im a little rut at the moment. i was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovaries 3 years ago and was told i would need help concieving. Both being convinced of this i was no longer on the pill because was was told not worth it, plus had been on it since 18 therefore was advised my body needed a break.
However 2 1/2 years later i found out i was pregnant, the only bummer was i had just handed in my notice at work to start a new job tomorrow. Now i am fully aware that i wont be getting the full maternity allowance however i would be interested to find out if anyone else had been through the same thing as me. Im also on probation for 3 months,which means i will be 5 months if i was to hold on and not say anything. However i know im going to have midwife appointment here there and everywhere and my midwife said by law work should give me time off, but they dont even know im pregnant!!
17/11/2013 at 15:43
Wow that’s both great luck and bad luck at the same time.
Well I don’t know much about the law around this but I do know two things, in probation periods it is very easy to sack someone and you have almost no rights,
The second thing I know is that if you are pregnant it is nearly impossible to sack you.
I don’t know what happens if you are pregnant and in your probationary period and I not sure which would rule out the other. I would imagine if you told them you were pregnant and they had not given any previous complaints about your work then it would be very hard for them to sack you without you being able to state it was discrimination due to your pregnancy.
I would warn that If they get a sniff that you are pregnant before you tell them I can imagine you can wave bye bye (bit cynical but probably a fact) so I would be very careful they don’t find out till you are ready, i.e. hope you used a fake name or no one else at your work is trying to / already is pregnant and on this site!
Are you in England, I would contact citizens advice and ask them to advise you of the best route to take, they should be able to help you and advise you of all your rights if you do decide to tell them or not.
Good luck, congratulations and welcome to the site
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