As well as statutory maternity rights, most teachers are also covered by the maternity rights scheme for teachers, set out in the Burgundy Book national agreement on conditions of service.
Sexism and sexist biases including pregnancy and maternity discrimination mean that women in the education sector are losing out in status and pay.
Advice and guidance about your rights at work and the conditions of your employment, including information on maternity and paternity leave, redundancy, workload and key documents.
Advice on pregnancy and maternity and childcare rights during the Covid-19 crisis
The legal definitions of pregnancy and maternity discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
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Coronavirus FAQs for all members who are pregnant or on maternity leave
Supply teachers who are in a 'pool' maintained by a LA, those located through the school's own contacts, or part-timers who wish to temporarily increase their hours, are likely to be employees of the school or LA for their period of supply work.
Know your contractual rights so that you can ensure they transfer to any new employer.