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Law surrounding Pregnancy
This month we are looking at the law surrounding pregnancy in the workplace. When finding out that you are expecting a bundle of joy, the last thing you should worry about is how it will affect your work life. Luckily, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act provides for women to grow their families while retaining their jobs. As a female employee, you are entitled to at least four consecutive months of maternity leave. You may take your leave at any time from four weeks before the expected date of birth, or from the date advised by your medical practitioner or midwife to ensure the safety of you and your unborn child. You are not allowed to work for six weeks after giving birth unless your doctor or midwife certifies that you are fit to do so. Should you suffer a miscarriage in your third trimester, or if your child is stillborn, you are still entitled to six weeks’ leave following the birth. Keep an eye on the Scorpion Facebook page for more information on your rights during and after pregnancy!