The Miscarriage Association has published a leaflet containing information and advice for employers.
Unfortunately miscarriage is a common occurrence and many employees will be affected by miscarriage during their employment. The Miscarriage Association has published a helpful leaflet which contains information and advice for employers on how to support their staff in these circumstances. It includes information on the signs and symptoms of miscarriage, suggestions of how to deal with an employee’s time off work, returning to work and also summarises employers’ legal obligations connected with miscarriage.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR EMPLOYERS?
Employers should consider training their managers on how to support staff in this position either by addressing it specifically in a policy or by ensuring policies are flexible enough to cater for a miscarriage without being too prescriptive.