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Are there likely to be other positions for you to do instead?
Are you likely to be on maternity leave when the redundancies take place?
ok thanks let me get my response ready please
For maternity leave purposes, a pregnant employee is not required to inform her employer of her pregnancy until the 15th week before the expected week of childbirth. However there is no requirement to inform them in relation to the proposed redundancies and even if you did the employer cannot treat you detrimentally because you are pregnant.
So for example they should not base any of their decisions on redundancy selection on the fact you are pregnant or may not be available for a year if you were to stay. All of these decisions must be made used a fair and objective process.
Ha you been on maternity leave when you were facing redundancy then you would have had priority over other employees in terms of being offered suitable alternative employment but that does not apply if you are just pregnant and still working.
So even if you are pregnant you may still be made redundant just as anyone else as long as the employer applies a fair method for selection and does not discriminate against you because of your pregnancy. They would still have a duty to offer you any suitable alternative employment that may exist in order to try and avoid the redundancy.
No don't worry at all, legally it would not matter - whether the employer tries to manipulate the selection or scoring process to remove you because of the pregnancy is another issue but that could be difficult to prove. So you may not want to tell them just so that you know for sure they are not going to treat you unfavourably because of the pregnancy
of course - best of luck and hope it works out for you!
you are welcome