Learn more about your rights during pregnancy, during maternity leave and returning to work.
Pregnant women and new mothers have legal employment rights which are designed to protect their health and safety and that of their expected or new-born children. These rights also protect their contractual terms and conditions of employment and are designed to prevent unlawful discrimination. Pregnant women and new mothers have the right to:
paid time-off for ante-natal care
protection from unfair treatment or dismissal
For full details, see our new section of frequently asked questions relating to the rights and responsibilities around pregnancy and maternity at work: