[57ZG Right to time off to accompany to ante-natal appointment: agency workers]
[57ZG Right to time off to accompany to ante-natal appointment: agency workers]

[(1)     An agency worker who has a qualifying relationship with a pregnant woman or her expected child is entitled to be permitted, by the temporary work agency and the hirer, to take time off during the agency worker's working hours in order that he or she may accompany the woman when she attends by appointment at any place for the purpose of receiving ante-natal care.

(2)     In relation to any particular pregnancy, an agency worker is not entitled to take time off for the purpose specified in subsection (1) on more than two occasions.

(3)     On each of those occasions, the maximum time off during working hours to which the agency worker is entitled is six and a half hours.

(4)     An agency worker is not entitled to take time off for the purpose specified in subsection (1) unless the appointment is made on the advice of a registered medical practitioner, registered midwife or registered nurse.

(5)     Where the temporary work agency or the hirer requests the agency worker to give that person a declaration signed by the agency worker, the agency worker is not entitled to take time off for the purpose specified in subsection (1) unless the agency worker gives that declaration (which may be given in electronic form).

(6)     The agency worker must state in the declaration—

(a)     that the agency worker has a qualifying relationship with a pregnant woman or her expected child,

(b)     that the agency worker's purpose in taking time off is the purpose specified in subsection (1),