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agirlhasnousername Mon 16-Jan-17 13:20:17

Hi all thank you in advance for any advice.

I started a new part time job in September on a 3 month trial which ended mid December, I was then verbally offered the job on a permanent basis. I was told that I would need to sign a contract but my employer keeps avoiding it so I haven't yet done so.

I found out yesterday that I am pregnant so I was wondering can I be dismissed because I have no contract and also when should I inform them. Thank you

GruffaloPants Mon 16-Jan-17 13:40:36

You can't be dismissed due to not having a contract, or due to being pregnant.

Most people wait till after 12 weeks to tell their employer, unless adjustments need to be made before then e.g. as working with chemicals. Both times I waited till close to 20 weeks. I think you have to tell them by 25w to get all your maternity rights without difficulty, but I might be wrong.

Congratulations flowers

GruffaloPants Mon 16-Jan-17 13:42:24

Just to make things clearer, maybe try to get some sort of evidence that you are permanent e.g. Send an email with "now I'm permanent I was thinking...". Then you've got a paper trail if you suspect your employer is going to be unfair e.g. By claiming you are a temp.

agirlhasnousername Mon 16-Jan-17 13:50:31

Thank you so much that's great advice I will send an email today

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