Why an employee can’t be sacked for getting pregnant

22nd November, 2015
Joanne Hyde

An employee who started two weeks ago has told me she is pregnant. She never mentioned anything about this during the interview. Can I do anything? If not, what are her maternity rights?

A candidate is not obliged to disclose that she is pregnant during an interview. More importantly, if an unsuccessful candidate thinks that she was refused employment on the grounds of her pregnancy, she may bring an action for discrimination in access to...

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