Pregnant women threatened with being sacked if they follow government guidelines on social distancing

The Independent | Apr 8, 2020 at 6:07 PM
  • Pregnant women are at risk of being fired from their jobs if they follow the government’s social distancing advice, senior lawyers warned.
  • A group of senior lawyers working on maternity and parental rights has called for the government to release guidance for pregnant women and their employers which complies with the law – also warning pregnant women risk dismissal or disciplinary action for simply stating their right to safe working conditions.