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i work in a care home for the elderly and i found out i was 5months pregnant in april and i told my employer the same week i found out and since then they kept saying they will do a risk assessment ec…
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
i work in a care home for the elderly and i found out i was 5months pregnant in april and i told my employer the same week i found out and since then they kept saying they will do a risk assessment ect and the weeks past by and still no risk assessment, anyhow there is another girl who is pregnant but only 3months and they did her risk assessment about 3weeks ago and said they were going to do mine aswel but they never did and i have finished this week for maternity leave, i am sure by law they have to do a risk assessment and my partner thinks i should take it further wth them not doing it plus the company i work for are idiots, does anyone know where i would stand on this matter.
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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Is there any point now if you are on maternity leave anyway? You aren't at risk anymore as you aren't working there :?
#2
+1

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#3
Maybe they didn't get round to doing yours whatever reason,I don't see much reason now,should have got onto them in 1st place when they should been getting it done. You could spoke to your midwife about it and she could given you a letter to give to your employer requesting them to do 1 urgently.
If you on leave now,why bother now? If your all good,then it's all ok.
Enjoyt he rest of your pregnancy,you have enough to arrange with the baby's birth close without worrying about something that should been done in work,4 mths ago or so.
#4
i understand what your saying but the company are ar**holes and treat staff like rubbish, and if they should of done it by law then they are at fault and id like them to know that.
#5
then write a letter?
#6
I'd just try and relax for the rest of your pregnancy rather than worrying about this. If you were that worried about it surely you would have hounded them to do it at the time you were at work?
#7
You could go to watchdog, but I think they've got bigger fish to fry.:thumbsup:
#8
torapoole
I'd just try and relax for the rest of your pregnancy rather than worrying about this. If you were that worried about it surely you would have hounded them to do it at the time you were at work?


+1

it no longer matters

if you fall pregnant again, push them more
#9
pink-ka
i understand what your saying but the company are ar**holes and treat staff like rubbish, and if they should of done it by law then they are at fault and id like them to know that.


just be glad you are maternity leave now... and wake up tomorrow morning and think of all the things someone else is having to do, because you deserve your leave

just chill and put your feet up.
#10
i didnt get on to them about it as at the end of the day its there responsibility to make sure these things are done not my job to be chasing up the managers work, the manager knew it had to be done but just never did it. im not worried about it, its more of the fact that the company get away with murder and it should of been done by law.
banned#11
pink-ka
i didnt get on to them about it as at the end of the day its there responsibility to make sure these things are done not my job to be chasing up the managers work, the manager knew it had to be done but just never did it. im not worried about it, its more of the fact that the company get away with murder and it should of been done by law.


i suppose it would have been all their fault had you done yourself and your baby some damage too, what an irresponsible thing to say
#12
pink-ka
i didnt get on to them about it as at the end of the day its there responsibility to make sure these things are done not my job to be chasing up the managers work, the manager knew it had to be done but just never did it. im not worried about it, its more of the fact that the company get away with murder and it should of been done by law.


I know hun but you just need to relax and enjoy your time off and let them do what they want, at the end of the day if they are that bad they won't get away with it forever. It's not worth stressing yourself out so close to the birth, there's more important things at the end of the day!
#13
Maybe it was done without you knowing?
banned#14
pink-ka
i didnt get on to them about it as at the end of the day its there responsibility to make sure these things are done not my job to be chasing up the managers work, the manager knew it had to be done but just never did it. im not worried about it, its more of the fact that the company get away with murder and it should of been done by law.


so you just want to sue their asses then?

You'll need proof of when and when you asked them to complete the REKI- did you photocopy letters you must have sent to your manager? Make a log of phone calls and discussions you held with your manager? If not, you won't have a leg to stand on.

I think it's just as much your responsibility, as the mother of an unborn child, to have followed up this procedure as it is the managers. If you don't act bothered, then they won't.
#16
i havent sent any letters to the manager as i havent needed to, its not that i wasnt bothered about it its the fact they should of done it straight away when i told them i was pregnant, as professionals they should know it needed doing by law and shouldnt need me to keep reminding them.
banned#17
pink-ka
i havent sent any letters to the manager as i havent needed to, its not that i wasnt bothered about it its the fact they should of done it straight away when i told them i was pregnant, as professionals they should know it needed doing by law and shouldnt need me to keep reminding them.


so now your outta there you feel the need to, pound signs ringing much :roll:
#18
pink-ka
i havent sent any letters to the manager as i havent needed to, its not that i wasnt bothered about it its the fact they should of done it straight away when i told them i was pregnant, as professionals they should know it needed doing by law and shouldnt need me to keep reminding them.


But from the sounds of it you didn't keep reminding them?
I'm not having a go I just think it's too late to raise this as an issue now and it should have been done when you were still working there.
#19
I personally feel that you have a bigger responsibility to the health and safety of your unborn child than your employer does, if you felt this strongly about it then you shoulda raised the issue with them everyday if need be and made it clear that you wanted it done or that you would be taking it further.

I think its too late now, if you did take this further then I'm sure the first question you would be asked is why didnt you push your employer to do it.
#20
i dont feel the need to send any letters now im out of there either.
#21
pink-ka
i dont feel the need to send any letters now im out of there either.


Then you can't feel that strongly? Either you're so appalled you want to send letters and do all you can, or you cut your ties and say that's that.
#22
ypu should of done more while you were still there i used to work for the worst company ever
they kept telling me yeah yeah we will get round to doing it, so i just rang acas and reported them the next day it was getting done

dont see the point in doing anything now, but maybe you should take it further might teach them a lesson to do things correctly

ps have you had a word with your HR???
#23
pink-ka
i didnt get on to them about it as at the end of the day its there responsibility to make sure these things are done not my job to be chasing up the managers work, the manager knew it had to be done but just never did it. im not worried about it, its more of the fact that the company get away with murder and it should of been done by law.


They would only be required to undertake a person specific risk assessment if the tasks in your job required it. For instance, if your daily tasks did not involve any heavy lifting etc then that wouldn't need risk assessed.

I guess I'd need more information on your job to make a decision as to whether they should have undertaken a risk assessment or not.

As others have said, there's not a lot of point to it now, as you've stopped, so not really any point in complaining about it after the fact.

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