This topic examines the legislation governing employees' rights to take maternity leave and return to work. This includes the right to time off for antenatal care, the notification requirements for taking maternity leave and returning to work and when maternity leave can be taken. It also considers the employment rights and obligations and the protection that exists for a woman who is pregnant, on maternity leave or who has returned to work following maternity leave.
There are serious health effects associated with the misuse of drugs including heart disease, HIV and Hepatitis C, psychological illnesses and a greater risk of accidents, to mention just a few. Understanding of the effects of drugs is an important element in the process of accepting that “social” drug users pose a health and safety risk to any organisation.
Menopause is the time during a woman’s life when menstruation permanently and naturally stops. It is defined as occurring when the individual has experienced no periods for 12 consecutive months. However, changing hormone levels can cause issues months or even years before the menopause. This is known as the perimenopause.
Menopause is understood as the time during a woman’s life when menstruation permanently and naturally stops. Officially, it is defined as occurring when there have been no periods for 12 consecutive months and no other biological or physiological cause can be identified. Also referred to as the “change of life”, this can cause a chain reaction of physical and psychological side-effects to a woman’s body, some of which can last for a number of years. Changing hormone levels can cause issues months or even years before the menopause. This is known as the perimenopause.