A pregnancy-related illness includes any condition that is linked to your pregnancy or loss of pregnancy. If you or your employer are unsure, you should seek advice from your GP. In most cases you will only be protected against pregnancy discrimination if your sick note states that your sick leave is pregnancy-related.
What is classed as pregnancy-related sickness?
Pregnancy-related illness can include: morning sickness (nausea and vomiting) tiredness. headache.
Is Pregnancy sickness count as normal sickness?
It is the same as regular sick leave but is because of an illness or condition that relates to pregnancy. Pregnant employees should have the same access to paid sick leave entitlement as any other employee. They should receive any contractual sick pay and any statutory sick pay (SSP.)
Can I take time off work for pregnancy sickness?
Sick leave during pregnancy
If you are too ill to work you need to take sick leave. You should follow your employer’s sick leave procedures. Most employers will allow you to have a few days off without a doctor’s note, but for longer periods of time they can ask for a doctor’s note.
Does miscarriage count as pregnancy-related illness?
If you need time off sick as a result of your miscarriage this should be treated as pregnancy-related sickness, however, it is a good idea to talk to your GP as it is up to your GP to certify whether your absence is pregnancy-related. There is no time limit on sickness absence following a miscarriage.
Will I get maternity pay if I’ve been off sick?
Getting sick pay can affect maternity pay
Your maternity pay might be affected if you’re off sick while you’re pregnant and your pay is less than usual. This is because your first 6 weeks of maternity pay is 90% of your average pay during an 8 week ‘qualifying period’.
When you should stop working when pregnant?
Most women can physically handle their usual workload up until about 32 to 34 weeks of pregnancy. Around this same time, many women are also shifting their mental focus from their job towards being a new mother, and that can affect the decision on when to stop working.
How many hours a pregnant woman should work?
Legally, pregnant women can continue to work the average 40 hours a week or the hours that they were working previously. However, a pregnant employee must only continue to work these hours if it is safe to do so, physically and emotionally.
What is the 8 week qualifying period for maternity pay?
For babies born before or during the qualifying week, the 8 week relevant period is the period between the last normal payday on or before the Saturday of the week before the baby is born, and the day after the last normal payday falling at least 8 weeks before.
What breaks are you entitled to when pregnant?
Secondly, all employers must provide suitable facilities for a pregnant woman or nursing mother to rest, which should include somewhere to lie down. Under the Working Time Regulations 1998 you are entitled to at least 20 minutes uninterrupted rest break if you are working more than 6 hours.
How many weeks a woman is entitled for leave in case of miscarriage?
9. Leave for miscarriage. — In case of miscarriage, a woman shall, on production of such proof as may be prescribed, be entitled to leave with wages at the rate of maternity benefit for a period of six weeks immediately following the day of her miscarriage.
Is miscarriage part of maternity leave?
Maternity leave shall be granted to female workers in every instance of pregnancy, miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, regardless of frequency: Provided, That for cases of miscarriage or emergency termination of pregnancy, sixty (60) days maternity leave with full pay shall be granted. Section 4.
Do I need a sick note for a miscarriage?
Talk to your doctor or GP. They can give you a sick note (also known as a fit note) that you can give to your employer. Your employer must count any sick leave related to your pregnancy or miscarriage separately and must not use it against you, for example, for disciplinary or redundancy purposes.