I’m Expecting-Will I Be Fired?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about pregnancy and job:

Hi, I work at a very small nonprofit arts organization. I just learned I’m four weeks pregnant and I told my coworkers and my boss. My boss seemed happy for me, as she knew I was trying to get pregnant. I asked her if I could cut my work hours down from four days to three, as I did not know how I would be feeling, and she didn’t seem to have a problem with it. I asked her if there have been any other pregnant employees in the past and she told me I was the second one in 35 years. She said the previous employee left after she became pregnant. I also asked my boss if there was any policy in place pertaining to pregnancy and she said no, it’s just a matter of seeing how things go.

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