Closed petition Right to paid leave for pregnant women in public-facing jobs for third trimester

I would like the Government to make it mandatory for employers to give pregnant women who are in their third trimester and work in public-facing roles 3 months leave on full pay, and not leave it to the discretion of their employers. This would help ensure pregnant women are not at risk at work.

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There are many pregnant women out there who feel incredibly vulnerable working in roles where they are exposed to hundreds of contacts a day in environments where social distancing is not possible. Vulnerable workers deserve our protection.

The risks to pregnant women in their third trimester, and their babies, if they contract Covid-19 are well documented. Currently it is a lottery as to whether your employer offers you paid leave. Please end this ambiguity; protect mothers-to-be.

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