When should an employee tell her employer she is pregnant?

When should an employee tell her employer she is pregnant?

Telling the employer about the pregnancy Employees must tell their employer about the pregnancy at least 15 weeks before the beginning of the week the baby is due. If this is not possible (for example because they did not know they were pregnant) the employer must be told as soon as possible.

What does the Equality Act 2010 say about pregnancy maternity and paternity rights?

The law which says you mustn’t be discriminated against is called the Equality Act 2010. Discrimination which is against the Equality Act is unlawful. Pregnancy and maternity discrimination is when you’re treated unfairly because you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or because you’ve recently given birth.

When to tell your employer you are having a baby?

You should discuss your plans for taking leave with your employer before your baby is born. You should give them written notice at least 10 weeks before you plan to start your leave. If you plan to get Parental Leave Pay, you should tell your employer. They may need to provide the Parental Leave Pay funds to you.

What are the entitlements of being a pregnant employee?

Pregnant employee entitlements 1 Sick leave. Employees who are pregnant still get their ordinary sick leave entitlements. 2 Special maternity leave. If an employee takes special maternity leave because… 3 Safe jobs. All pregnant employees, including casuals, are entitled to move to a safe job… 4 Directing employees to take parental leave. If…

Can a employer refuse to give a woman a job if she is pregnant?

Employers cannot refuse to provide training or promotions to women because of the mere fact that they are pregnant or that they will be taking a pregnancy-related leave of absence.

Can a government employee take maternity leave if they have two living children?

The maternity leave in cases of confinement shall be granted to female Govt. Servants with less than two surviving children w.e.f. 18.03.92 (G.O.Ms.No.38, Fin. & Plg. (FW.FR.I) Dept., Dt.18.03.1992). This means that maternity leave should not be granted if a Govt. servant is having two living children.

Can a pregnant employee take a period of directed leave?

If the employee planned to take parental leave at a later date after the birth, the period of directed leave doesn’t have to be taken in a continuous period with the other parental leave. An employee can’t be discriminated against because she’s pregnant.

Pregnant employee entitlements 1 Sick leave. Employees who are pregnant still get their ordinary sick leave entitlements. 2 Special maternity leave. If an employee takes special maternity leave because… 3 Safe jobs. All pregnant employees, including casuals, are entitled to move to a safe job… 4 Directing employees to take parental leave. If…

Can a pregnant woman work if she is not entitled to parental leave?

Employees who aren’t entitled to unpaid parental leave can take unpaid no safe job leave. If a pregnant employee wants to work in the 6 weeks before her due date her employer can ask for a medical certificate within 7 days that states: it’s safe for her to do her normal job.

Do you have to pay SMP if you start new job before QW?

If your employee started work for another employer before the end of the QW you must continue to pay SMP throughout the MPP, even if they’re still working for that employer after the baby is born, unless one of the following apply: