Pregnancy sick leave and holidays

Discussion in 'Second Trimester' started by princessp, Sep 8, 2016.

  1. princessp

    princessp Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2014
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    HI all,

    I haven't been feeling well during this pregnancy, I had 5 weeks off work as I constanty felt dizzy and exhausted. Anyway, a month after returning to work, I'm starting to feel the same, in fact I fainted yesterday when I was in the hospital having extra tests. I have also had some anxiety over potential issues with the baby which is making me feel worse. I feel like I need some time off work as I don't feel well enough to be in. I was hardly ever off work when I wasn't pregnant so my employers know that I don't just look for excuses to be off work.

    Anyway, I have this mini break booked for two nights in spain next week and I'm wondering where I stand if I go on that whilst on sick leave. obviously it's not a hectic holiday as I'm 22 weeks pregnant, was hoping to relax. what do you all think?
  2. Rhiandell

    Rhiandell Well-Known Member

    May 24, 2016
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    I would look on the Maternity Action web site, and if you can't find the answer there, try calling their helpline.
    I know you have the right to take sick days when you're on holiday, unsure about the other way around. I guess they could argue that if your well enough to go on holiday, you're well enough to work.
    Tricky situation. Also, I really hope you feel better soon. xoxo

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  3. BlondeP

    BlondeP Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2011
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    from what I'm aware, you cannot take holidays while on sick leave (or leave the country at least) as it works similarly to JSA which cuts your payments if you do. Might be worth fighting through til holiday then going on sick after you come back xxxx

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