my daughter started a new job about 2 months ago. She is on a 3 month trial period. She found out she is pregnant and informed them.
she received a letter regarding her 3 month review and it doesn't look good. Looks like they won't be giving her a contract.
I can't see anyone giving her a job while she is pregnant. Would she be entitled to any maternity pay from the government? She is living with her boyfriend who doesn't earn a great deal.
Thanks in advance.
Congratulations to your daughter and yourself - grandparenthood is wonderful.
During a trial period of employment, employers don't need to give a reason as to why they won't be offering a permanent contract. They can terminate the temporary employment at any time during the trial period. If she did have a permanent contract, she could not be dismissed on the basis of being pregnant.