Pregnant at work – what are women’s rights?

Find out more about how you can help women to exercise their rights at work, assist them in getting time off to attend antenatal appointments or to get adjustments to their job to protect their health during pregnancy. Government research has found that one in nine women lose their job as a result of unfair and unlawful treatment at work and poor management of health at work is all too common for pregnant women. Knowing what women’s rights are and where they can get support is one way we can make a difference in maternity care.
Katie Wood works with Maternity Action, which provides telephone advice and online information about maternity rights at work, in the benefits system and charging for NHS care.

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