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When to tell work??

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Yorkshirewifeandmummy Mon 12-Jan-15 09:48:48

Hi, I'm currently on maternity leave. I'm due back at work at the beginning of March.

I had a little Christmas 'surprise' finding out I'm pregnant again with my third child. I'm about 6 weeks, edd 6 Sept (until it's confirmed at dating scan).

My work say that u have to tell your boss as soon as u know your preg. However, as I'm on maternity leave, Im not sure Iif this applies to me though (as no risk of anything happening at work).

However, I know there's a lot of re-structuring within the organisation. I guess they will plan on my being back for a bit longer than 6 months!

Also, my hubby is a manager there and doesn't want to tell anyone yet (as it wasn't planned, I think he's worrying about what people will think). He wants to wait until after my first scan.

I kind of feel like I should tell them though, out of courtesy as much as anything. That way, they can plan the work etc. Also, my dating scan will probably be around the week before I go back, which seems very late to spring this.

Has anyone got any opinions / suggestions as to what to do for the best? Thanks in advance x

MissTwister Mon 12-Jan-15 14:07:06

If you're in UK you don't need to tell work until 15 weeks before you leave so I don't see how your company have made up a different rule - very naughty!

Most people wait until 12 week scan as risk of miscarriage is much lower and you've had the first scan.

If there's a lot of restructuring I'd be inclined to keep quiet - you don't want to be one of those made redundant....

Swanny84 Mon 12-Jan-15 14:30:21

I would wait until after your first scan. My friend went back for about 6 weeks before taking maternity again, by law you have to give them 15 weeks notice I think but if you want to tell them sooner, do it after scan....keep Ya hubby happy too xx

KatoPotato Mon 12-Jan-15 14:32:01

I had to tell my employer early, only because a certain element of my job carried a risk so I wanted to get the RA carried out ASAP. But yes, like others have said, it's 15weeks before the EWC

skyra13 Mon 12-Jan-15 15:32:17

I told my boss early due to heavy lifting in my job so he put me on light dutys, if anyone asked why I told them back issues. I then told the people I work along side with after my 12 week scan. But 15 weeks is generally what the law says.

Yorkshirewifeandmummy Tue 13-Jan-15 08:04:43

Thanks for your replies ladies. That's very interesting re the 15 week rule! I can't believe my employer makes such a big thing of 'needing to know asap' re pregnancy (especially as it's a desk job).

I shall hold off until I'm back and into the swing of things.

Thanks again x

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