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When to inform manager that I am pregnant

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I am working for a bank and I am pregnant since 1 month.

When should I inform my manager about it ??

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Re: When to inform manager that I am pregnant

Depends on what your relationship with your manager is like, and if you feel you have any reason to hide it.

It's not unusual to wait 3 or 4 months before telling people.
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It is usually wise to wait until the first trimester is complete,because up until then a lot can happen and the pregnancy might be interrupted......

But you can inform the boss NOW and compel (?) him to silence, because you are under protection by law ( Mutterschutz) as soon as you tell.

Your boss can not fire you now and you are also protected from doing work that is not fit for your state.

Sorry links are only in german

http://www.seco.admin.ch/themen/0038...x.html?lang=de

http://www.babycenter.ch/pregnancy/f.../mutterschutz/
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sorry i just have a follow up question. whats the social norm for a women to tell her friends and family that she is pregnant???
i knew one girl that wouldnt tell anyone because she feared it was too early and something might go bad, and it would be bad luck to tell people, even that people may curse the child if. i think she was a little crazy but what are the social norms here?
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sorry i just have a follow up question. whats the social norm for a women to tell her friends and family that she is pregnant???
i knew one girl that wouldnt tell anyone because she feared it was too early and something might go bad, and it would be bad luck to tell people, even that people may curse the child if. i think she was a little crazy but what are the social norms here?
The first twelve weeks are considered a higher risk of mis-carriage so people don't normally spread the news until after this high risk time.
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sorry i just have a follow up question. whats the social norm for a women to tell her friends and family that she is pregnant???
i knew one girl that wouldnt tell anyone because she feared it was too early and something might go bad, and it would be bad luck to tell people, even that people may curse the child if. i think she was a little crazy but what are the social norms here?
As peachy and Eastenders said: it's normal to say nothing for the first 3-4 months, for the reasons given.
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interesting. sorry i have never known someone to miscarriage, and i have one huge family. we are accustomed to as soon as she knows we all go crazy and celebrate. we dont even consider miscarriages, or bad things. positive energy and all.
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sorry i just have a follow up question. whats the social norm for a women to tell her friends and family that she is pregnant???
i knew one girl that wouldnt tell anyone because she feared it was too early and something might go bad, and it would be bad luck to tell people, even that people may curse the child if. i think she was a little crazy but what are the social norms here?

well in general I and all my female friends only told closest family (e.g future grandparents and maybe our siblings) at first and then we told the world and it's brother after the 12 weeks( 1st.trimester) were over and it was most likely the pregnancy would keep and get to term.

OTOH; I was happy i didn't tell too many ppl when I was pregnant the second time round, my baby was born 12 weeks premature and beside the ordeal a parent goes through when this happens,it would have been too much for me to bear all the questions and messages and stuff that this event would have ensued......luckily my daughter survived without any damages and was home after 12 weeks in ICU.

So basically it's each to his/her own, only the future parent knows the right time when he/she wants to share the happy news.
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interesting. sorry i have never known someone to miscarriage, and i have one huge family. we are accustomed to as soon as she knows we all go crazy and celebrate. we dont even consider miscarriages, or bad things. positive energy and all.
thanks for your info!
I think your family has been fortunate or you never found out. At least three women miscarried in my family or close friend circle. I didn't find out till much later as the pregnancies hadn't been announced publicly. I completely understand waiting for three months.
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Re: When to inform manager that I am pregnant

It is defintely a cultural thing. I spend a lot of time in the south of Europe and there the behaviour you describe is more the typical.

Don't be fooled about miscarriages though, it is extremely common. Much more so than you realize.

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interesting. sorry i have never known someone to miscarriage, and i have one huge family. we are accustomed to as soon as she knows we all go crazy and celebrate. we dont even consider miscarriages, or bad things. positive energy and all.
thanks for your info!
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Hi

I am working for a bank and I am pregnant since 1 month.

When should I inform my manager about it ??

Thanks for your help.
Legally you are under no obligation to tell your manager you are pregnant at any point unless your job needs to be modified to accomodate your pregnancy or you plan to come back to work after maternity leave. You can tell him when you are comfortable about telling him, personally I would wait untill after the 12 week check up.
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Re: When to inform manager that I am pregnant

I'll think about the question the other way: when you tell your boss about your pregnancy, he/she would probably ask you:

- if you think of coming back to work after the birth of your child
- if you want to keep the same percentage of work
- how long you will be off.

So you may want to take theese points - and their financial aspects- into consideration before telling your boss.

Besides that, as other said, wait the first 12 weeks.

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Thanks a lot
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Re: When to inform manager that I am pregnant

Hello to all,

I still have some questions related with swiss laws. I have some doubts... after you inform your manager, if you don't want to came back to work after your baby born, will you receive the money regards the maternity leave? or you just quit of your job?

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after you inform your manager, if you don't want to came back to work after your baby born, will you receive the money regards the maternity leave? or you just quit of your job?
According to EastEnder's link, the only criteria that make you eligible for maternity pay are:
  • You have been a registered AHV/AVS payer for 9 months at the date of birth; less for preterm births. Payments in EU/EFTA countries count, too.
  • You have worked for at least 5 months in the last 9 months. Work in EU/EFTA countries counts, too.
  • You have an employment contract at the date of birth (no matter if the date of cancellation is known or not); or you are self-employed or employed by your civil partner; or if you're eligible for unemployment benefit; or if you're recieving money from a social insurance because of illness or disabilities.
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Re: When to inform manager that I am pregnant

On a slight twist to this question: Is it legal for employer to ask if someone intends to get pregnant at an interview? My wife, who's a nurse was asked that outright if she intends to have a baby before 2 years if she's hired.

Seems a bit illegal to me but I also wouldn't be surprised if it is a normal question for women in Switzerland.
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Re: When to inform manager that I am pregnant

It's very normal here, not sure if it's legal but that doesn't stop anyone. They can't hold you to the response though, accidents happen
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Is it legal for employer to ask if someone intends to get pregnant at an interview? My wife, who's a nurse was asked that outright if she intends to have a baby before 2 years if she's hired.

Seems a bit illegal to me but I also wouldn't be surprised if it is a normal question for women in Switzerland.

I think it is quite normal here. But personally, I dont take this question very well. If you are lucky enough to have a choice to choose your employer, this one surely gets a strikethrough.
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Re: When to inform manager that I am pregnant

It's illegal and in my opinion totally unacceptable that they still try their luck and ask that kind of question. There's also plenty of examples where women - especially married women - are not promoted because they might get pregnant.
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You are allowed to lie when questions about pregnancy and family planning are asked. The only exception is if a pregnancy objectively makes it impossible to you to do the job: e.g. actress, dancer, model. However during the probation period you can be let go without qualifying for the maternity leave benefits.

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