Hi ladies, I'm fairly sure I know the answer to this but I just want to check... A job as come up within the department I work in which would be a step up for me. I'm 31 1/2 weeks and my maternity leave starts in 5 1/2 weeks. I honestly think I am a very good candidate for the job....can they refuse to give me the position because I'm pregnant / about to go on maternity leave? I think what will happen is that they'll find another excuse not to give me the position - but that it will actually be down to my pregnancy. I have been studying for the last few years (which my employer funds) and am now over qualified for the position I am in. These positions so rarely come up and I'm gutted about the timing but I really will be amazed if they give it to me!