The Government discriminated against new mothers

We proved that the Government discriminated against new mothers! We finally did it! The Court of Appeal have agreed with us in ruling that the way the Self Employed Income Support Scheme was calculated was indirect sex discrimination.

75,000 women were financially impacted by the Government’s poor planning. This judgment is HUGE, not just because it proves what we have been saying all along – that maternity leave is not the same as taking a sabbatical or sick leave; but it will have an impact on other cases of maternity discrimination and it will put pressure on the Government to do thorough equality impact assessments on all of their future schemes.

Read more about the case here


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