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Legal protection - pregnancy and maternity

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Women enjoy high levels of legal protection in the workplace if they are pregnant, on maternity leave or have sought to exercise their statutory rights. Employees on maternity leave also have special protection if they are affected by a redundancy situation. On this page we consider the broad scope of this legal protection.

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