Human Resources

How to Support Pregnant Employees Throughout the Year

About this event

While most employers state it’s in their interest to support pregnant staff members, a research report commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission has showed this is not always put into practice.

One in five mothers said they had experienced harassment or negative comments related to pregnancy or flexible working from their employer and /or colleagues while 10% were discouraged from attending antenatal appointments.

With such surprising statistics  it is vital schools know their pregnant staff’s entitlements and how to support them throughout the year. 

During the session we will be covering the following:

  • The rights of pregnant employees.
  • Your rights as an employer to manage sickness, performance and capability concerns during pregnancy.
  • When you can commence maternity leave automatically.

Let us introduce you to this week's professional speaker

Jenny qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and joined Judicium as a consultant following her qualification. Her grasp of complex HR queries such as restructuring MATs to operate as efficiently as possible has enabled her rise from a consultant to Team Leader of the HR Advisory Team. Her responsibilities still include dealing with the variety of queries in schools HR as well as supporting the team on a daily basis. Jenny is also an experienced trainer. She runs the training sessions for the NAHT’s HR Essentials Course. In her spare time she likes to participate in park runs as well as get creative with crafts and baking cupcakes.