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Hello my name is Jenny and I am happy to help you today. Has your doctor signed you off for work related stress?
Hi Jenny, thank you! Yes, my doctor signed me on yesterday saying 'pregnancy complications - stress' on my certificate
Ok so has your employer flatly refused to consider your request?
The lady from HR i had a meeting with said she would need to look into it, that was on thursday. Today i had a phone conversation from her saying 'i'm afraid moving to the other store isn't an option because they need you to do 20hours in the other store'
Ok leave this with me while I prepare an answer for you. You will receive and email when its done. Thanks
Ok, thank you!
Hi sorry for the delay in responding. As a pregnant woman your employer has a duty of care to ensure that aspects of your job are not too stressful for you and that your health and safety is not put at risk. There is a duty for your employer to undertake a risk assessment. As a pregnant woman in a redundancy situation you should also be offered alternative work rather than being dismissed.
I would suggest that you raise a grievance to say that a risk assessment has not been carried out and that you believe that it amounts to a breach of your rights for them not to carry out a risk assessment and give you work that is less stressful (i..e. at the alternative location ) . Your employer may want to get medical evidence to support your position that your current role is a risk to you. You should tell them that you are prepared to give this evidence.
Hopefully this will do the trick. If not please do come back to me for further advice.
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