In 2005, three years before the global financial crisis of late 2008 and subsequent recession, a landmark study by the Equal Opportunities Commission found that half of all pregnant women suffered a related disadvantage at work, and that each year 30,000 were forced out of their job.
Eight years on, all the available evidence suggests that such pregnancy and maternity discrimination is now more common than ever before, and that as many as 60,000 women are pushed out of work each year.
This report examines the extent of pregnancy and maternity discrimination, assesses the Government’s statements and actions on the issue since 2010, and sets out a plan of action to tackle such discrimination now.
Tell Your Story – When I Had My Baby
Maternity Action are fighting to end pregnancy discrimination. The ‘When I Had My Baby’ campaign aims to shed light on women’s experiences, raise public awareness and campaign for change.
If you’re a mum or a dad and have experienced bad treatment at work because you were pregnant or on maternity/paternity leave we want to hear from you.
Video of seminar – “Maternity, paternity and parental leave reforms: the health and equality impacts”MaternityAction : June 19, 2013 11:37 am : News, Uncategorized
A video of Maternity Action’s free seminar,‘Maternity, paternity and parental leave reforms: the health and equality impacts’ is available. The presentations are also available. The seminar took place on Thursday 25th October 2012.