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Do you have to tell your boss that you're pregnant?

When applying for a job during pregnancy, you do not have to say that you are pregnant. If you are asked directly, you can lie. Once your job has started and you are stable (from the 12th week), you should tell your employer that you are pregnant. Your employer can request medical proof of the pregnancy.

As soon as your employer knows about the pregnancy, he/she must ensure that the pregnant person's health is protected as well as possible. The health insurance company can tell you which medical check-ups are necessary. People are particularly well protected against dismissal during the maternity protection period. The special protection against dismissal begins at the time of pregnancy and ends 4 months after the birth.

If you are dismissed and your employer does not know about your pregnancy, you must inform him/her of the pregnancy within 2 weeks.