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Protected Characteristic -   Pregnancy and maternity


Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context.

In the non-work context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding. 

Our policies include:
  • Adoption and Surrogacy Policy
  • Maternity and Maternity Support Leave
  • Leave for Fertility Treatment
  • Shared Parental Leave
  • Ordinary Parental Leave Policy

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Latest Update :
11 August 2020
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