Antenatal - pregnancy and the workplace and time off for antenatal appointments

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Employers have specific health and safety obligations towards pregnant workers. Pregnant employees, and (as of October 2014) employees who are the expected child's father or the partner of a pregnant woman, have statutory rights to take time off work to attend ante-natal appointments. We look at these various obligations and rights in more detail on this page.

 

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