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					                                                           NATIONAL UNION OF TEACHERS
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                                     SUFFOLK COUNTY DIVISION                                 Assistant Secretary: Martin Goold
                                         martingoold@suffolknut.org.uk                                  www.suffolknut.org.uk




                                     1 Gainsborough Road, BURY ST EDMUNDS, Suffolk IP33 3RX
                                     Tel: 01284 763980                Mobile: 07850 221051             FAX: 01284 763980
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                                               Teachers and IVF. etc

              The NUT believes schools should deal appropriately and sensitively with
              requests for time off for fertility treatment. The NUT believes also that paid
              leave of absence should be given for medical appointments for initial infertility
              investigations and for other medical appointments during a treatment cycle and
              should NOT be counted against the teacher's sick leave entitlement. Sickness
              absence resulting from the treatment should b e counted against the teacher's
              sick leave entitlement in the usual way. The nature of the treatment may mean
              that absences cannot always be planned in advance but it is reasonable to
              expect teachers to give as much notice of the need for time off as possible.
              Failure to allow a teacher time off or the application of other detrimental
              treatment by a school or LA may amount to unlawful sex discrimination. Any
              member who is refused paid time off to undergo fertility treatment should
              contact the NUT regional office, Tel : 01638 555300.

				
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