To avoid pregnancy discrimination in your workplace, use these three tips
In this article, we told you about pregnancy discrimination. We highlighted that this form of discrimination is totally unacceptable in the workplace.
Since prevention is better than cure, we're now going to give you three tips you can use to ensure pregnancy discrimination doesn't happen in your workplace.
Three tips to help you avoid pregnancy discrimination in your workplace
Tip#1: HR Fuel says you must be proactive and establish a written policy that prohibits discrimination against employees for medical reasons, including pregnancy discrimination.
You must outline how you'll deal with, for example, managers who contravene this policy. In addition, have clear procedures that employees who have been discriminated must follow.
Tip#2: The site recommends you educate all employees, especially supervisors and managers, regarding the intention of the policy and the appropriate steps to take in handling concerns about medical situations that may be considered safety factors in the workplace.
You may recall that in South Africa, pregnant employees are entitled to at least four consecutive months' maternity leave. So make sure your employees are aware of this and when to take maternity leave.
There you have it. Using these tips will help ensure you avoid pregnancy discrimination in your workplace.