I have recently received an offer for a job at a large company in Lausanne, Switzerland and my wife and I are expecting a child about a month after the proposed start date. I haven't told the recruiter about this yet, but I am considering telling my future boss so we don't get off to a bad start. The company is very generous about paternity benefits and I am worried that if I tell them now (before I've signed the contract), they could push my starting date beyond the baby's due date. In this case I would miss out on any paternity benefits. Is it better to inform my boss or should I keep this to myself for now?
So, given what got upvoted here and on other threads, I decided to wait until I had signed my offer. Given the positive reactions from my boss and the recruiter, I don't think I need have worried and I don't think it made a difference. But I think it was the right decision. Everyone is supportive of the four months of leave the company policy entitles me to (even though I will have to take the leave during the probationary period during which they could let me go for any or no reason). I guess it's just a matter of being lucky with a good company and nice coworkers. Thanks to everyone for the helpful inputs.