Keywords: pregnant workers — risk assessment

Summary

Without evidence that their work involves a risk to their health and safety, pregnant workers are not automatically entitled to a work assessment.

The Facts

On 13 June 2006 the claimant, a primary school teacher who was in the middle of a disciplinary investigation, informed her head teacher that she was pregnant. Shortly afterwards the head teacher prepared a standard form risk assessment form for her, but had not got around to discussing it with her when, on 19 September 2006, the claimant went on sick leave.

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