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Discussion in 'Pregnancy - First Trimester' started by michelle1985, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. michelle1985

    michelle1985 Well-Known Member

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    hi everyone my boss knows im pregnant and so does the company that i work for, am i supposed to get paid time off for antenatal appt and scans? they say im not intitailed to it i have to take it as sick! is this correct? i had a argument with my boss today about it, and he says that he will double check again with the company... and he also said that if i do i have to have all my appt in writing to him from either the hospital or my midwife. when my midwife gives me apptments she just arranges it over the phone and doesnt send and confirmation letters.
     
  2. rhi

    rhi Well-Known Member

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    He is wrong you get paid for all appointments but they are entitled to ask for appointments in writing but im sure your midwife has got templates she can use
     
  3. cliqmo

    cliqmo Well-Known Member

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    Yes they should be paid :)
     
  4. ClaireMuir123

    ClaireMuir123 Mummy to Jayden and Ava

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    It's not legal for your employer to not give you paid time off for antenatal appointments. You probably will meed proof that you've been to your midwife but once you've had your booking appointment she'll write them all in your pregnancy notes. Explain this to your employer and if they stil say you have to take them as sick, speak to the union or HR dept. This isn't just for certain companies, it's UK wide and no-one is an exception xxx
     
  5. ClaireMuir123

    ClaireMuir123 Mummy to Jayden and Ava

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    Soory, it would have been easier to say it's ILLEGAL for your employer to not give you paid time off for antenatal appointments lol xxx
     
  6. babyblessed

    babyblessed Well-Known Member

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    yep, you should get it all off paid, they may insist in written confirmation but a date and initial in your book should be enough...
     
  7. JD'2

    JD'2 mummy and 2nd on the way

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    you should tell them they need to bone up on legislation and laws. go get them told girl lol
     
  8. KatieMRi

    KatieMRi Well-Known Member

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    What a lovely trusting employer you have...
     
  9. Chantibug

    Chantibug (almost) mother of 3 !

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    im jealous. n the us we dont get paid for appointments unless we use sick time or vacation time.
     

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