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11/05/2011 22:51:21
Re: pregnancy issue

My wife is working as Executive (handling account tasks). Her normal working hour is between 8.30 to 5.30. Currently, she is 4 months pregnant and last month the company has job rotation. Due to job rotation, everyday my wife has been working from 8.30am to 9.30pm (more than 12 hours). Two weeks ago, my wife experience bleeding and our doctor ask her take MC 1 week. When she resume work, my wife request from her superivisor whether her workload can be reduced, and the answer is no. At the end my wife have to keep working from 8.30am to 9.30 despite she is pregnant. Is anything my wife can do or do the labour law have any clause to protect pregnant lady during her work? Please advice
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12/05/2011 10:04:36
What you can do is, call your wife go to the clinic and do a body check up. Then discuss the matter with the doctor, so the doctor can write in the medical report and issue a letter stated your wife can't work more than 8 hour per day due to pregnancy. By having the report and doctor letter, the company can't request your wife to work OT anymore.

Extra info:-
They also can't terminate your wife because of pregnancy.
If your wife already work not less than 90 days during the 9 months immediately preceding the confinement (give birth), then she also entitled up to 60 days maternity leave (paid leave)

If the employer terminate your wife or no paid her salary, your can accompany your wife go to labour department lodge a report.
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