Springhouse Solicitors

New rights for employees to accompany a pregnant woman to antenatal appointments

The new rights from 1 October 2014:

– he/she is the husband, civil partner or partner of the pregnant woman or the father or parent of the expected child;

– the purpose in taking the time off is to accompany the woman to an antenatal appointment;

– the appointment is on the advice of a registered medical practitioner, registered midwife or registered nurse; and

– the date and time of the appointment.

Implications for employers

Employees will be entitled to:

Employers need to check that: