Been trawling through employment law guides all evening and not getting anywhere, wondering if anyone here might have some info!
Was off twice with pregnancy related sickness back in July. Called to a review as had 4 absences in 12 months. No stage issued as 2 of the 4 are pregnancy related.
Off work with non-pregnancy related sickness the other week. Had another letter calling me for a stage review as I’ve hit the trigger again.
Without the 2 pregnancy related ones I have been off twice in 12 months.
I thought pregnancy related absences had to be recorded separately? I really wasn’t expected them to still be ‘live’ on my sickness record to the point they can trigger a stage.
Have read royal mails policy which states ‘Pregnancy related absences should be discounted from the formal attendance process but such absences should still be reviewed’. If they were discounted back in July how are they still being used to trigger a stage meeting.
Is this meeting lawful? Most of what I can find online seems to suggest that anything pregnancy related can’t be used for any kind of attendance management yet I’ve questioned it with my rep today and he says they stay on my record and can still trigger a review. Thankyou!