Creating a fairer Britain
This good practice guide looks at correctly handling the redundancy process if you have employees who are pregnant or on maternity leave. It has been developed in partnership with Acas and is supported by the charity Maternity Action.
Employers and employees seeking advice on pregnancy or maternity and redundancy issues make more than 15,000 calls a year to the Acas helpline. Unfair dismissal or detriment related to being pregnant or on maternity leave accounted for 1,900 cases lodged at the Employment Tribunal in 2011-12, according to figures published by the Ministry of Justice.
This guide covers: