Maternity Rights - introduction to maternity rights

Maternity & Adoption Policy

A pregnant employee does not have to have the current two year's continuous employment to be able to claim Unfair Dismissal if the dismissal is connected to their pregnancy.

Dismissal for a reason "connected" with pregnancy is automatically unfair.

The Employment Tribunal will interpret "connected" very widely.

Women are also protected from any unfair treatment at work because of their pregnancy or childbirth, or their wish to take maternity leave.

Antenatal Care for employees

Employment Law