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Pregnancy discrimination is treating women unfairly because they are or may become pregnant.

Women have the right to work while pregnant and to be treated the same as other workers unless there are good medical reasons for different treatment.


Kate worked full time as a receptionist.  After she told her boss that she was pregnant her hours were reduced to three days a week "for her own good", although Kate's doctor said she was fit to work full time. Kate could claim she was discriminated against by her boss because of her pregnancy.

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