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August/September 2011 (vol. 08/2)

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Expert Witness: Pregnancy, maternity and IVF

How the law protects women at work

Summary:

If an employer dismisses a female employee because she is pregnant this is automatically unfair. But what if a woman is dismissed for absence related to IVF treatment? Diana Kloss explains this complex area of OH and employment law.

PREGNANCY and maternity are protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Section 18 provides that an employer discriminates against a woman if, .…

Diana Kloss is a barrister, part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author.

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Occupational Health at Work August/September 2011 (vol. 08/2) pp36-37

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