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Pregnancy Discrimination

Advice for anyone working with and hiring pregnant musicians.

Last updated: 08 December 2021

What to do if you experience pregnancy discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination is a trade union issue.

If you experience pregnancy or maternity related discrimination contact your Regional Office for advice and support.

When you are working with and hiring pregnant musicians

  • Pregnant women know their bodies best, don’t make assumptions about what they can’t do – ask them!  
  • Don’t make decisions on behalf of pregnant women – speak to them!
  • Being pregnant doesn’t mean women can’t work. Pregnant women can work for as long as they want, right up until the baby is born
  • Because of people making decisions about what pregnant women can and can’t do, women are hiding their pregnancies for fear of not being booked for work – this is dangerous!

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