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New and expectant mothers

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This site provides useful information on what you must consider if you have any new or expectant mothers in your workplace.

It will help employers and employees understand what their responsibilities are and what they need to do to comply with the law.

The law

Legislation to protect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers at work, include:

  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 (MHSW)
  • Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (the Workplace Regulations)
  • Equality Act 2010

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