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June 3rd, 2014, 09:01 AM
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--I posted this earlier,but in the wrong spot.--

> Here's the scoop, I've finally heard the words I've been waiting to hear from my s.o. "I want us to have a baby." Oh, how my heart has ached for those words. I'm nearing 30,and he is more than a decade older than me. About 7 years ago, I was told that I may have a difficult time conceiving,and may not be able to. I really don't want to wait around too long.
> Here's the point, I have been at my job for 8 months.A couple of months ago, I received a promotion. I worry that I may be demoted. Is it legal,or likely, for my employer to demote me if I decide to move forward with conceiving? It's the only thing holding me back. Whenever it comes to priorities, my mind may be a little mushy with hopes of holding my first within the year. Just the thought makes me breathless. I don't want to wait around and end up regretting it. It may take me months or even years to conceive right? So, maybe I should go ahead and try. I just need to know if demotion is something I should expect if I have an easier time than anticipated.

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June 3rd, 2014, 06:25 PM
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Unless you're promotion puts you in a dangerous position, it is NOT legal to demote or fire you because of pregnancy. You could sue them if they did. An employer is technically not even allowed to ASK if you're pregnant.
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June 4th, 2014, 06:25 AM
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Thanks you SO much for your response. It's not that I'm trying to be sneaky and just end up pregnant. I don't know how long it could take. It's my business though, not theirs. At least, that's how I feel. It's my job,yes. I put many hours and all of my effort into it. However, I don't feel that they need to be informed of every aspect of my personal life.
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June 5th, 2014, 12:53 AM
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I'm not really sure what the laws are where you live, but I am pretty sure they can't demote you or anything just because of pregnancy. Maybe look into the policys where you work? I wouldn't tell them that you're trying or are pregnant until it happens.
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June 5th, 2014, 07:27 PM
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they can,'t fire y,ou for being pregnant, but please keep in mind that if you live in a At Will state they can make up some other excuse. However you can still get them if they fire or demote you (unless its a dangerous position like the other lady said)... if it's about the same time around you've told them you got pregnant.

also, you are covered under FMLA. All jobs I believe are required to have that.
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