i am planning to tell work next week that i'm pregnant. I'm going to tell my boss face to face and i've also drafted written confirmation for them. I'll only be 13 wks, and I don't legally need to tell them til December (due end of March). Thing is, we're a tiny organisation (under 10 staff) so they really need to start planning what to do about me being on maternity leave imo. But i'm really nervous telling them sooner gives them more time to plan a way to "legitimise" getting rid of me.
Can anyone reassure me with stories of what happened to them in similar circumstances? I'm almost certain i'll be the first woman they've ever had go on maternity leave. My bosses are all male. Thanks everyone!
If you're worried about your job, telling them quickly is better protection, as another poster said. The only way they can claim they weren't discriminating against you (if a case came up) is by saying "well WE didn't have a clue she was pg" - so let them know.