I have good new for some but not so good news for most that would be on this forum.
A little research finds that yes there is protection for pregnant employees here but only if you fall under purview of the "Employment Act" Cap 50.
The Employment Act covers every employee, including workman who is under a contract of service with an employer.
The Act excludes any person employed in a managerial, executive or confidential position. The job duties rather than
job title will determine whether an employee is covered by the Act.
Unfortunately that would leave you out. This is always a problem in Singapore where the Employer is the only thing that matters. You will find that most things here are "should be" and not "MUST". There are recommendations but not any laws with TEETH (Penalties) if you disobey them.
As per the Employment Act:
SOME COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS ON MATERNITY LEAVE
Part IX of the Employment Act and Part III of the Children Development Co-Savings Act provide maternity protection and benefits for female employees.
1 What are the maternity leave benefits that an employee is entitled to?
All female employees covered under the Employment Act1 are entitled to 12 weeks’ of maternity leave as follows:
i) 4 weeks immediately before the delivery of her child; and
ii) 8 weeks immediately after the delivery of her child. By mutual consent, the last 4 weeks of the
maternity leave can be taken flexibly within 6 months from the date of delivery (see Q2 for details).
An employee must satisfy the following criteria to be eligible for 12 weeks’ of paid maternity leave:
i) her child is a Singapore citizen;
ii) she is lawfully married to the child’s father;
iii) she has fewer than 4 children (excluding adopted and stepchildren); and
iv) she has worked for the employer for at least 180 days before the child's birth.
An employee who has given birth to a child who is not a Singapore citizen will be entitled to 8 weeks’ of paid maternity leave if she has fewer than 2 children. If she had multiple births for the first delivery, she will be
still eligible for paid maternity leave for the 2nd delivery.[/quote]
Some more links within the MOM Site
I wasn't able to find anything about the health care worker and pregnancy but if you will check my signature link there are a number of links to various Government Health sites which, with enough research may turn up something (I've already killed an hour at work with this today!)