My daughter went on maternity leave and after a difficult birth she got an Email from her manager telling her that her job no longer existed and as her contract was supply, which it actually wasn’t, she would be called if she was required. That was 18 months ago to date she has never heard another word. My daughter was suffering from post natal depression and infections and was just too ill to fight. Surely it is the job of our government to stand up for the women of this nation. This is not about equality, as a man I will never need support during maternity, nor can I face discrimination during this time, but just as I would wish to protect and support my daughter and grandchild, as a nation we should not tolerate this abuse of women and children.