Where it is not reasonable for an employer to alter a new mother's working conditions or hours of work, or doing so would not avoid the risk to their health, what should it do?

Where a risk to the health of a new mother, or their child, is identified, if it is not reasonable for the employer to alter the employee's working conditions or hours of work, or this would not avoid the risk, it should offer the employee any available suitable alternative work (s.67 of the Employment Rights Act 1996). If there is no suitable alternative work available, the employer should suspend the employee from work on maternity grounds, for as long as is necessary to protect them and their child from the risk of harm.