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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 11:44 AM   11
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I'm pretty sure the Equailty Act will prevent them from being able to fire you no matter what type of school. You can't fire someone for being pregnant in the UK, it's sexism.



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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 12:28 PM   12
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I think it is different in the UK compared to the USA. I have searched online and can only find accounts of anything happening in America. It is a state school. I am with a union in case there are any issues!

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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 13:17 PM   13
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I'm pretty sure the Equailty Act will prevent them from being able to fire you no matter what type of school. You can't fire someone for being pregnant in the UK, it's sexism.
Not in a private institution in the US if its clearly outlined prior to hire. Ive heard of this being overturned though, but also of it being enforced.


Edited: Ooops, sorry! Just saw you are UK!



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 13:20 PM   14
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Do you live your own life by Christian standards? Not sure about the law there. But if you also claim to be Christian then t would be important to you to be married first.



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 13:24 PM   15
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There is no requirement to be Christian only a requirement to follow the Christian ethos of the school.

They are aware that I hold no religious beliefs.



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 13:27 PM   16
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Is there a specific outline of what they mean by "Christian ethos"? Or is it "just be a nice person" type thing?



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 13:42 PM   17
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I can't seem to find anything that qualifies what that statement actually means....didn't really want to ask anyone at school. It would make things awkward!



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 14:06 PM   18
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I work as a t/a in a school which doesn't have a religion but is mostly Muslim children, last year 2 unmarried teachers were pregnant and they were a bit worried about how the Muslim parents would react due to them having such strong beliefs but they were nothing but understanding and supportive! I think nowadays people are very understanding of how people live
Although having said that, I am about 7/8 years younger than them and am a bit worried about how I will be treated due to my age and also not married although I do hope to be engaged before I tell them!



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 14:13 PM   19
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I'm pretty sure the Equailty Act will prevent them from being able to fire you no matter what type of school. You can't fire someone for being pregnant in the UK, it's sexism.
Ah, gotcha. Didn't know the laws over there. I mean, technically it's illegal over here too...but religious institutions have a lot of legal loopholes. If it was in the hiring contract they may have a right to fire for getting pregnant out of wedlock, but under the equal opportunity employment act you can't discriminate against a woman for being pregnant. It's a weird line to walk.



 
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Old Apr 17th, 2014, 14:56 PM   20
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I work as a t/a in a school which doesn't have a religion but is mostly Muslim children, last year 2 unmarried teachers were pregnant and they were a bit worried about how the Muslim parents would react due to them having such strong beliefs but they were nothing but understanding and supportive! I think nowadays people are very understanding of how people live
Although having said that, I am about 7/8 years younger than them and am a bit worried about how I will be treated due to my age and also not married although I do hope to be engaged before I tell them!

Yeah, I worry about the age thing too! I'm 24...and currently an NQT.



 
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