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You may have difficulty if you have a contract which has a time limit on it. So if you have been offered full time work as a permanent employee then you will be entitled to all of the maternity payments you would receive under any other employment. Does that answer your question ?
Absolutely not! If you are dismissed due to pregnancy then you will have a very strong case for discrimination and be able to take action against them. Being pregnant is what is called a "protected characteristic" under the Equality Act 2010 and provides you with very strong legal protection from any detriments from your employer. Should anything like that happen then contact a lawyer and they will make an application to the Employment Tribunal for discrimination for you.
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So if you tell them you are pregnant then they can still let you go however, they will have to be sure that it is not related to your pregnancy, if they have factored this in then you can sue them for discrimination, however, if they have a genuine economic reason for letting you go (which has nothing to do with you being pregnant) then they can legally let you go. Does this answer your question?
As long as they have a legitimate reason for dismissing you or making you redundant the employer would not be due to pay you any maternity pay. However, you can get a government maternity pay you can simply make an application online for this. The link for it is; https://www.gov.uk/maternity-pay-leave/pay
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