‘”But we can’t promote her, I’m pretty sure she’s pregnant.” There’s some logic behind that. A pregnant woman will be taking some time off, no matter what, and you may not want someone to have any time off as they are getting up to speed on a new position. But it’s illegal to discriminate against someone because of pregnancy. And it’s stupid, too: Finding a new person for the job will take longer than the 12 weeks of FMLA.
This phrase is one of the many red flags your HR department tries to warn you against. Kate Maddison-Greenwell,