During pregnancy and childbirth you have a number of rights as follows:

  • Ante-natal care
  • Risk Assessments
  • Pregnancy related absences
  • Compulsory maternity leave
  • Ordinary maternity leave and additional maternity leave
  • Statutory maternity leave
  • Protection against dismissal
  • Protection against redundancy
  • Protection of long-term prospects
  • Breastfeeding on return to work
  • Sickness leave
  • Flexible working

These are all explained in more detailed on a PDF document which can be downloaded by clicking here.

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