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Being pregnant at work – model policy

The NEU Pregnant women at work model policy is designed to protect the rights, health, safety and well-being of women who are pregnant at work. Reps and members can use it to secure risk assessments, suitable rest facilities, safe working conditions and fair treatment of pregnant teachers and support staff working in education settings


Schools/colleges should be committed to creating a safe environment where pregnant women are supported and treated with dignity and respect.

Pregnancy and maternity are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 and pregnant women also have a range of statutory rights relating to their health, safety and employment.

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Being pregnant at work

The NEU pregnant women at work resources have been developed to enable members and reps to demand better and work in unison to assert the rights at work of pregnant teachers and support staff.

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