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Employers ‘failing to take pregnant workers’ health seriously’

Employers need to do “far more” to protect the health and wellbeing of pregnant staff, with travel commitments and irregular hours among the factors creating unnecessary risk.

The TUC has claimed some organisations were ignoring their legal responsibilities when it came to keeping pregnant or returning mothers well. Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers must protect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers, while the 2010 Equality Act also provides protection from discrimination.

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May 15, 2019

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