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Disclosing and asking about pregnancy

In May 2018 it was suggested that a woman who’s aware she is pregnant should be legally obliged to disclose the fact to a new employer - currently, they don’t have to. Can you ask a job applicant if she is pregnant? More...


Maternity leave cover: applicant is pregnant

One of your employees is going on maternity leave and you need temporary maternity cover. An applicant you’ve called to interview is pregnant herself - surely you can reject her because she would be unable to fulfil the role? More...


What rights do breastfeeding employees have?

An employee who is returning from maternity leave says that you are legally required to provide an appropriate area where she can express milk. Is this correct and if not, what is she entitled to exactly? More...


Rest breaks for pregnant employees

All adult employees have a statutory entitlement to minimum rest breaks and rest periods. But what happens where an employee falls pregnant - does she have enhanced rights due to her condition? More...


Childcare vouchers during maternity leave

Many employees receive childcare vouchers via a salary sacrifice arrangement. But what happens if one of these employees goes on maternity leave? Must you continue to provide her with the childcare vouchers? More...


Q&A - maternity leave cover is much better


You’re pregnant? Say goodbye to £17,000!

When Rachel Skeffington announced her pregnancy she expected to receive congratulations all round. However, her employer’s actual reaction - which was something quite different - has just cost it £17,000. Where did it go wrong? More...


Pregnant workers and risk assessments

An employee has just informed you that she’s pregnant. Even though she doesn’t work in a high-risk environment, must you carry out a risk assessment (RA)? If so, what should this process involve? More...


Ineligible for SMP: now what?

A pregnant employee will only be entitled to receive statutory maternity pay (SMP) from you during her maternity leave if she meets all the eligibility criteria. What should you do if she doesn’t qualify? More...


Postnatal depression after maternity leave

In a recent case the employee went off sick immediately after her maternity leave ended due to postnatal depression. When she was eventually sacked, she claimed this amounted to discrimination. Why did her argument fail? More...
Last updated: 07.12.2018

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