Is it possible to dismiss a pregnant woman on probation?
According to numerous studies, the overwhelming majority of women prefer not to inform their employer about their pregnancy as long as possible, fearing a possible deterioration of the attitude of the authorities and the team. Particularly vulnerable and helpless are the employees who have recently been employed and have not succeeded in establishing themselves in good quality. Is it possible to dismiss a pregnant woman on probation? Let’s try to understand the intricacies of labor legislation.
When hiring, each hired person, as a rule, undergoes a so-called trial period – a trial period of 1 week to 3 months, for which the employer decides to extend or complete the employment relationship with this employee. In accordance with the labor code of the Russian Federation, pregnant women belong to the category of persons for whom a probationary period is not established. Of course, this applies only to those workers who are aware of their interesting situation and have duly notified their manager about this. To protect yourself from possible dismissal, you need to provide a certificate from a women’s consultation, in which the future mother is registered in pregnancy. After that, the employer must immediately stop the trial period and transfer the employee to a permanent position.