Employment: Pregnancy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered at on 27 May 2020.

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The Job Retention Scheme has been designed to help employers retain staff during the coronavirus outbreak. The guidance explains that anyone who meets the eligibility requirements can be considered for the Scheme - where the employee and employer agree. That includes pregnant women. The limited number of exclusions are explicitly set out in the guidance.

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