I am 24 weeks pregnant and have been very poorly throughout my pregnancy so far. I have had hyperemesis (extreme sickness) since about 7 weeks pregnant and still suffering, although not as bad now. Since about 16 weeks I have also been suffering from dizziness, which means I can only stand for about 5-10 minutes at a time, otherwise I faint. I have been signed off sick by my GP since January and tried to go back to school on a phased return after February half term. When I went in for my meeting with the head teacher to work out the details of the phased return I explained about the dizziness and not being able to stand. She said that she thought I wouldn't be able to teach effectively sitting down and it would be too much of a health and safety risk just in case I fainted. Therefore I went back to my GP and she agreed with what my head teacher had said and signed me off again. Since then I have had minimal contact with my head teacher, even though I ring the school every few weeks when I get a new sick note from my GP. That is the last I heard until last week when I received a letter from HR saying an Occupational Health appointment had been made for me. I went to the appointment and the OH doctor has said that I can teach as long as I am sitting down all the time (which my head had already said she didn't think was possible) and I would only start with 10 hours a week. Today I have received a letter inviting me for a meeting at school 'in accordance with stage 2 of the management of absence procedure'. The meeting is the first week back after the holidays and my maternity leave starts on 6th June (Monday after May half term, so only four full teaching weeks after the meeting). So my questions are as follows: Does this sound like a formal disciplinary procedure? Are they allowed to do this when I am pregnant? Should I get my union involved? Any other opinions/suggestions/experiences of similar situations? Thanks for reading.