Your legal rights and responsibilities in the workplace
Understandably, most people don’t share their exciting news with everyone
in their workplace immediately but there are laws to protect you during your
pregnancy and maternity leave.
It’s best to let your employers know as soon as possible. But legally
speaking, in order to take your maternity leave you must tell your employer
in writing about your pregnancy and your plans no later than the 15th week
before your baby is due.
If you work in a hazardous environment or one where your job puts you or
your baby at risk whilst you are pregnant, you may want to consider telling
your boss early on. Your safety and your baby’s is the most important
Make sure you know all your maternity rights before you tell your boss.
Remember, your rights are the same whether you work part time or full
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