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Employee Pregnant Before Joining

roy08
Member
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:07:59 PM  (Last updated: Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:00:27 AM)

Hi,

We've hired a consultant 6 months before and her joining date was earlier this month. When she came, we was informed that she's 6 months pregnant but since she has signed the offer letter prior before she got pregnant, we let her to start work. Now she mentioned that she needs to be released earlier for maternity due to her current condition. She has merely completed a month and I am not sure if she can be entitled for maternity leaves. 

Please advice. Btw, she's earning more than 9k.

KL Siew
Administrator
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 05:28:11 PM

1. You can suggest to her to resign first and then join back after her maternity.

2. If you still intend to retain her, she can go on 60 days maternity leave, but may not be entitled to maternity allowance if she gives birth before completing 90 days service with the company.  Find out her due date. 

You can give a call to the Labour Department and discuss the issue with the officer there and get an official view. 

roy08
Member
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 10:00:27 AM

Thank you for the prompt reply. Do you have the direct number with you?