Your rights at work during pregnancy.
Sample letter for a pregnant woman to send to an employer to ask for a health and safety risk assessment.
What do you do if you are ill during your pregnancy or after your maternity leave? We explain your rights.
This article looks at what rights a woman may have when undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) procedures. Can I take time off for IVF treatment? There is no statutory right to time off work for fertility treatment which can often be time consuming and stressful for employees. However, your employer should treat your medical appointments […]
Health and Safety rights during and after pregnancy.
Information on the rights of pregnant women to take time off work for ante-natal appointments.
Key steps for risk assessment for pregnant employees or new mothers: 1) All employers should carry out a general risk assessment if there are women of childbearing age in the workforce – you can ask to see this. 2) Once you have informed your employer in writing that you are pregnant, and if there is any identified […]
Myth of the month: do I have to be put on sick pay because I can’t do my usual work during pregnancy?
“My employer has put me on sick pay because I can’t do my usual work during pregnancy” This is wrong. You should not be put on sick pay if the reason you can’t do your usual work is because it is not safe for you or your baby. You are entitled to protection from your […]
Find out your rights at work relating to miscarriage, stillbirth or when a baby dies.
Information on when you need to tell your employer that you are pregnant, covering how much notice is required to take maternity leave and Statutory Maternity Pay.
Your rights if you are facing dismissal while pregnant, on maternity leave, or soon after.