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Finding a new job when pregnant

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tisonlymeagain Fri 05-Jul-19 18:39:30

Not an ideal situation to be but I believe for reasons out of my control I am going to have to find another job soon.

I am currently 9 weeks pregnant.

I think I know the answer to this but is any company going to give me a job when I am pregnant?

And also if I switch jobs now would I be entitled to maternity pay?

So fed up.

Nikhedonia Fri 05-Jul-19 22:44:01

You don't have disclose you are pregnant and a decent employer would still give you a role. Especially as it would be against the law to not give you a job because you are pregnant.

Up to you if you'd rather look for a fixed term contract, if you don't feel comfortable with applying for a permanent role (although there's no reason you shouldn't)

Blankspace4 Fri 05-Jul-19 22:45:00

You probably wouldn’t be entitled to any enhanced maternity pay if you started with a new employer when pregnant.

tisonlymeagain Sat 06-Jul-19 08:27:34

Have never had an enhanced maternity pay in any job hmm but more concerned about being eligible for SMP as I think you have to have worked for the employer a certain amount of time.

Good to know they can't not offer me the job because I'm pregnant.

fuckwitseverywhere Sat 06-Jul-19 08:47:27

You wouldn't be entitled to SMP but you would get maternity allowance from the government. I think that you just get the lower rate and not the 6 weeks at 90%

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