I had to do this aswell, i kept mine very very brief and wrote something along the lines of -
I am writing to make you aware that i am x number of weeks pregnant, this has been confirmed by my doctor and my due date is ........
My boss seemed happy enough with that!!
YOu dont have to tell him at all until 15 weeks before your due date but you wont get a risk assessment or any time off for antenatal unless you do. Just write something similar to what has been said above and then note the date you need to inform him of your maternity leave request, I think its around 24/25 weeks.
that link is great, thanks!
my boss recently took me aside and had words with me about the time I have had off sick since becoming pregnant. I haven't had that much time off at all.....looking at this link, should he have not said anything to me??
I dont think you HAVE to tell them but i should expect its common courtesy to put it in writing rather than the whole "grapevine" thing.
All i did was send a quick email to HR to confirm that i was pregnant and asked them wht they would like me to do next. hey sent me a copy of the company's maternity policy which has helped me decide when to go on maternity leave.
me neither, i thinks thats why they want it in writing, i don't trust that my employers know what they are doing cos its an all male enviroment and never had to deal with a pregnant lady before,
i work in a motorbike repair centre so i have heavy tyres to lift which i don't do now.
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