Hello, my name is Ben and it is my pleasure to assist you with your question today.
Are you on a fixed term contract?
I was hired on temp to perm contract, My contract has been extended every 3 months or so, is due to expire on 27 th December this year
Hi sorry I was offline by the time you had replied. The obligation to inform your employer of your pregnancy by the 25th week before the baby is due only applies if you are an employee as it affects your right to maternity leave and pay, which you do not get if you are a contractor.
The benefits you could be entitled to would be Maternity Allowance:
As to changing to permanent employment, the employer cannot refuse to employ you just because you are pregnant as that would amount to discrimination and it is illegal. If there is no obvious reason apart from your pregnancy that they have rejected to employ you, then you can make a claim for discrimination against them.
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