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18/03/2013 at 21:52
I'm only 7 weeks pregnant but i'm find it hard to get time off work ! is it too early to tell my boss I need time off for midwife appointments ? x
19/03/2013 at 13:57
You don't have to notify work of your pregnancy until 15wks before baby is due (though many may guess before then) but only you can decide how soon to tell work, most will wait for the dating scan before notifying work (partly owing to knowing due date from scan & partly because the 1st 12wks are thought to be the most 'risky' as the baby is developing.
Once you do tell work though they are obliged to give you time of for any antenatal care (though you may need to provide notice in writing). They should also perform a 'risk assessment' of your role as soon as possible after you notify them of pregnancy to ensure that your job doesn't place you nor your unborn baby at unnecessary risk of injury.
19/03/2013 at 15:11
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