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Pregnant women threatened with being sacked if they follow government guidelines, warn senior lawyers

Senior lawyers who are members of Maternity Action's Legal Working Group have warned that pregnant women, who are at particular risk from COVID-19, are facing dismissal or disciplinary action at work if they follow the Government's social distancing advice, where employers may be breaking the law by making pregnant women work in public-facing roles which range from supermarket check-outs to busy office environments and health and care sectors where social distancing is not possible.

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Category: Employment » Dismissal; Health and safety at work; Pregnancy. Keyword(s): Coronavirus. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: Independent.

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