When to tell work you are pregnant
The politics of pregnancy can sometimes be tricky.
Although childbirth should be a happy and exciting experience, sometimes imminent joy can be overshadowed by the stress of managing your pregnancy at work, the first issue being when to tell work you are pregnant.
Babylaw is a niche employment law practice that specialises exclusively in maternity related law.
The agency recognises that on the occasion, pregnancy elicits unwanted discriminatory treatment in the workplace, which can lead to emotional distress, pressures on personal relationships, financial hardship and health problems.
Joanna Robson is the principle employment law solicitor and founder of Babylaw and in answer to one of the most commonly asked questions relating to being pregnant at work, namely when to tell work you are pregnant, Joanna says:
Current legislation states that you must inform an employer in writing of your pregnancy by no later than the 15th week prior to your expected week of childbirth – this is usually your 25th week. Prior to this you’re under no obligation to tell your employer. (Prima Baby & Pregnancy, May 2011, p18)
If you are pregnant and in need of specialist employment law advice on maternity related issues in the workplace, be sure to visit Babylaw.
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