For the majority of women, finding out they are pregnant will be one of them most exhilarating and fulfilling moments of their lives.  If you are employed, however, your excitement may be tempered by your concern about how your pregnancy will impact your job security.   This begs the question: When is the best time to tell your employer?

The best time to inform your employer of the good news is as soon as possible.  If you truly have concerns about your employer’s reaction to the news then the only sure way to protect your position is to put your employer on notice of your pregnancy so that all decisions about your future will be made with that knowledge in mind.  This will make your employer think twice before taking action.  While there is nothing wrong with giving your employer a verbal notification, it should be followed up with an email or other writing to Human Resources and your manager so that there can be no question you put them on notice.