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If an employee whose probation period has been extended due to poor performance announces that she is pregnant will the employer be obliged to confirm her in the post?
Where a job applicant is currently on maternity leave and would not wish to start the new role until the end of her maternity leave can the potential employer reject her application for this reason?
Where a suitably qualified employee who is about to go on maternity leave wishes to apply for an internal vacancy must she be considered for the position even though she may not be able to start the new job for a year?
What is the minimum provision for maternity leave?
Where an employee is expecting twins, will she be entitled to two lots of maternity leave?
Pregnant women and new mothers have a number of statutory rights including the right to paid time off work to enable attendance at antenatal appointments, provided that attendance has been recommended by a doctor, registered midwife or registered nurse, the right to suitable rest facilities, and the right not to be victimised, penalised or subjected to any detriment for taking advantage of their rights in pregnancy, childbirth or maternity.
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