Experiences of lay-off while on maternity leave and interviewing while pregnant
I'm pregnant and due in February 2018. Unfortunately, my company is going to be acquired by another company and there are rumors of layoffs.
As long as I'm on FMLA and there are no mass lay-offs, I should be fine. However, if there is a mass lay-off, I will loose my insurance at a time I need it the most. My upper management is unable to answer any questions and is not responsive to this concern at all. Any positive experiences with COBRA?
I thought I would have a stress-free maternity leave but now I will need to look for a job. I was wondering anyone out here has interviewed while over 7 months pregnant? Do you face any bias? Are they open to taking maternity leave during the first 3 months on the job? I just need the insurance and its bad how its so strongly tied to the place of employment.
Thanks for your reply. I ended up getting laid off 2 weeks before my due day with just one week of severance pay. My interviewers on the other hand were suprisingly supportive and didn't mind me taking time off to bond with the baby. Its was a heartless decision on my old company but hoping for good things.
that's so crazy.
I have never been in your particular position and by the way congratulations. However, I have been in your shoes when it comes to layoff and being off on medical leave. I had major surgery at the time and was scheduled to be off for 6 weeks. Like you there was to a major layoff and I was going to off during the time it was done. I was told that, by law I could not be laid off, terminated or anything close to either one while I was off. If I was scheduled to be laid off as part of the group the management staff would have to wait until I came back. So what they did was the actual day I came back, was the day I was terminated or laid off, All my accesses were turned off even my employee ID was voided, I had to get a guest pass and be escorted everywhere I went. So check the labor laws where you live and not with your management. There maybe a misinterpretation of them.
I am in a similar situation, i just started a job end of March and I am 3 months PG, but haven't told my employer because i'm scared! I live in NJ. What did your new company and the state offer you while you are out on maternity leave? Are you eligible for STD through the state?
I have worked very hard (probably harder than someone with a degree) to get where I am in my career. I started out as a data entry clerk and through my hard work, I have worked up to being a Contracts Manager. I am now looking to relocate and find a similar position at another company; however, I am finding it difficult to find a job due to not having a college education. What can I do to show or prove to potential employers that I can do the job just as good as any other candidate?
I've worked with this company for over a year but got a promotion about 2 months ago. During that two months, it was announced that the other women in my department is pregnant. The whole time I was pregnant too, just had no idea. It is possible that our leave time will lapse each other. Any advice for when I tell my boss?
I've always prioritized my career, but I'm starting to feel like I won't feel as committed to it once I have my baby. Should I be worried about losing my ambition?
Any tips on how to ask for maternity leave policy when getting a job offer? I really want to make sure I'm going somewhere that has something decent but they aren't on this site yet and I can't find info online for it.
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