Pregnant And Expecting Mother Workers – Guide Lines To Help You, The Employer.

Pregnant And Expecting Mother Workers – Guide Lines To Help You, The Employer.

A high percentage of domestic and household staff are women, and in the course of their employment, some will become pregnant.

As their employer there are legal aspects to consider relating to the member of staff ranging from: What action, if any, you need to take, changes in working conditions, statutory leave, benefits, risks that may affect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers and that of their child plus specific laws that require employers to protect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers, to name but a few topics.

Rather than cover the situation in detail here, a new brief guide has been prepared by the Health and Safety Executive. While it is aimed at the staff member concerned and not the employer, the information is equally valid to both parties.

A web-friendly version of the Guide can be viewed at the following web address:

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/indg373.pdf .