Can I be denied a job because I'm pregnant?
Learn about pregnancy discrimination in hiring.
I got through several rounds of the hiring process to manage the quality assurance team of a major software company. The team is international, and the job requires about a week of travel every couple of months. At my call-back interview, I informed the interview panel that I'm pregnant. I'm only four months along, but I wanted to be up front with them and make sure there were no misunderstandings. They asked me some questions about my ability to fly and willingness to leave home; I assured them that I was planning only a short parental leave, that my husband stays home with our children, and that I should be able to travel without complications.
Shortly after this interview, they turned me down for the job. They said I had strong complications, but they wanted someone who would be ready to go "from day one." Is this pregnancy discrimination?