No, your job cannot legally fire you simply for being a surrogate. In the United States, several laws protect pregnant employees, including surrogates, from discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. These protections are outlined in the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA), which states that pregnancy-related conditions must be treated the same as other temporary illnesses or conditions under any health or disability insurance or sick leave plan.

Additionally, the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may provide eligible employees with up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave for pregnancy-related conditions and childbirth, which includes time off for surrogacy. The FMLA also protects your job during this leave, meaning you must be reinstated to the same or an equivalent position upon your return.

However, as with any employment law situation, the specifics can depend on the circumstances, including your employer’s policies and the state in which you live. Some states may have additional protections for surrogates. If you’re concerned about your job security as a surrogate, it may be beneficial to consult with a legal professional who specializes in employment or family law to understand your rights fully.