The two main Acts that give you rights during pregnancy and maternity are the Employment Rights Act 1996 and the Equality Act 2010. During your pregnancy you should receive:
The same work duties and responsibilities, unless changes arise from unrelated restructuring of work activities or adjustments that are necessary for your health and safety
Paid time off for attendance at antenatal
Access to the usual contractual sick pay
arrangements for any pregnancy-related absence (please note that if you fall sick with a pregnancy-related illness in the 4 weeks before your baby is due, maternity leave will automatically begin).
Last edited Dec 13, 2015