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Does a job applicant need to disclose her pregnancy status to an employer? May an employer take disciplinary action against an employee who, at the time of appointment, failed to disclose her pregnancy? Or lied about it? May an employee who is on maternity leave be dismissed for genuine reasons relating to performance, disciplinary action or redundancy?

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  1. How do you deal with an employee who is pregnant and constantly off work, has utilised all her sick leave and is currently on unpaid leave if ill. She produces a sick note every time but is taking off so much time.

    1. Reply to Wendy: There are limits to the extent to which an employer is expected to accommodate absence due to illness. In the case of pregnancy one has to be cautious, though. You are welcome to call to discuss.

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