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Pregnant but possible prejudice

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30 Jun 21 #517148 by Elli6
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Hi everyone.
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.

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30 Jun 21 - 30 Jun 21 #517149 by rubytuesday
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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.

As she won't have worked for the same employer for a period of 26 weeks or more prior to becoming pregnant, she won't be entitled to claim Maternity Pay from them. She may be able to claim Maternity Allowance. More info here - www.gov.uk/government/publications/mater...ckground-information

Also suggest you look at Turn2Us, who a charity who help people with benefit matters. www.turn2us.org.uk/
Last edit: 30 Jun 21 by rubytuesday.

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30 Jun 21 #517150 by Elli6
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Thankyou rubytuesday.

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