Launching our free legal advice service

Free legal advice service for women enduring maternity related discrimination To mark our one year anniversary and International Women’s Day, we are today launching a new free legal advice service for women enduring maternity related discrimination. The service is in response to the high demand seen on the site from women who have submitted their

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The Research

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commissioned a programme of research to investigate the prevalence and nature of pregnancy discrimination and disadvantage in the workplace. The results were published in July 2015 and are based on interviews with 3,034 employers and 3,254 mothers. The two

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An open letter to Nicky Morgan MP

Following questions on pregnancy and maternity discrimination with the minister for Women and Equality in the House of Commons on Thursday 15th October, I am publishing the letter I wrote to Nicky Morgan. Angela Raynor, Rebecca Long Bailey, Cat Smith and Angela Crawley lead the discussion, you can read the transcript here and watch the

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The detrimental impact of Tribunal Fees on women

This post was first written for the Fawcett Society Earlier this year the Equality and Human Rights Commission, finally published their robust and detailed report on pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the UK. It stated that approximately 54,000 women a year are pushed out of their jobs from the point they announce that they are

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Marissa Mayer and the tale of the two week maternity leave

Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, revered business woman and one of 23 female CEO’s in the Fortune 500, recently announced that she was pregnant with twins and that she intended to return to work within 2 weeks. The internet went nuts. What did this mean for women? After months of positive progression and debate on

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Re-thinking maternity provision

Only by ensuring maternity provision for all women through the state can we remove the stigma of pregnancy in the workplace. Where the onus is placed on employers, rather than the state, women will always be discriminated against. We need to accept women have babies and move on with policies designed to protect and empower

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Thoughts from us..

It has been 3 days since we launched this project, and already it has astounded us. We always knew that discrimination towards pregnant and postpartum women is rife in the workplace, but what has shocked us more is how terrified women are to speak out against it. We have received so many messages from women

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