Your Rights At Work - during pregnancy and maternity

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 appointments.
  • The same training and promotion opportunities as other staff.
  • 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 Jan 02, 2018