IVF: Your Employment Rights

What is the entitlement to leave in relation to the treatment?

At a minimum the treatment cycle lasts six months and although there is no statutory right, as an employee, to paid leave you will be entitled to unpaid leave for regular medical appointments during the treatment period. If you are refused this, then you could have a successful for claim for sex discrimination.

Will I be entitled to sick pay

There are a number of side effects associated with IVF treatment which may lead to you being unfit for work. If you fulfil the relevant criteria you will be entitled to receive statutory sick pay.

From when will I be deemed pregnant?

You will be considered pregnant as soon as you have had fertilised ova implanted into your uterus. From then on, you will have the same rights benefiting pregnant woman regarding discrimination and dismissal in addition to entitlement to paid leave for ante-natal care.

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