Acas has published a Good Practice Guide on Managing Redundancy for Pregnant Employees or those on Maternity Leave.
The guide provides a checklist on how to manage the process fairly, with a comprehensive explanation of what constitutes a genuine redundancy and how to determine selection criteria.
The Good Practice Guide offers a very informative section on the most common myths relating to women who are pregnant and on maternity (e.g. pregnant women cannot be made redundant, pregnant women on a fixed term contract can be made redundant without having to offer an alternative position) and correctly readdresses those myths.
Acas has also updated its guidance on Handling Redundancy.
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