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Old 20th Mar 2007, 15:40
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Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: EU
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Pregnancy and flying??

My wife works as cabin crew for a foreign carrier based at LHR and flies to LAX and HKG only. She is 12 weeks pregnant and due to complications has taken sick leave, annual leave and unpaid leave for the last 8 weeks.
She is now ready to return to work and was expecting to be placed on ground duties as has applied to all pregnant staff over the last 5 years.
However, the company now say she must fly until 30 weeks or take unpaid leave!!
Can they do this under UK law? I've been fishing for references all day but can't get anything verified - Civil Aviation (Working Time) Regulations 2004 regarding health and night work and an unfindable link to JAA(?) Control of Occupational Exposures (Radiation) of Pregnant Women - but nothing really concrete.
Does anyone out there have anything definitive?

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