Pregnancy and maternity

New law in force

The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.

You have the right not to be treated unfairly compared to other workers because you are pregnant or on maternity leave.

This section includes information on your right to be treated fairly when you are pregnant or on maternity leave and how to tell if you are being discriminated against because of your gender.

It also includes information about employment protection for fathers.

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