Increased Redundancy Protection for New Mums

Many women in their respective workplaces have at one time or the other faced gender discrimination. Further, they might also have suffered sex discrimination but may also have experienced racial and gender discrimination and this also may be compounded with age discrimination. Recent reports have highlighted how women are being treated unfairly at their respective … Read more

Pregnancy and Maternity discrimination in United Kingdom – Infographic

What is Pregnancy Discrimination? It refers to a situation where you’re given less priority than other employees because you’re pregnant. For example, An employer treats you unfairly just because you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or because you’ve recently given birth. In such a case, you may be believed to be discriminated against. The Equality Act 2010 According … Read more

Pregnant then screwed campaign to prevent pregnancy dismissal NDAS

Pregnant then Screwed runs a mentoring scheme for women who want to take legal action against their employers. Their goal is to ensure fair treatment for all women in the workplace. Their recent campaign was launched to provide more consideration for current and expectant mothers. Women often face discriminative and detrimental treatment from employers whilst … Read more

Greater Protection for Pregnant Women. Will it Make a Difference?

It is not news that pregnant women and parents, who are returning to work following parental leave, are often a victim of discrimination in various forms. A new law proposed by the UK government, pregnant women and new parents will now receive greater protection from redundancy and other forms of discriminations. The government has proposed … Read more

Compensation for Pregnancy Discrimination

Pregnancy discrimination is by far one of the most distressing and heartbreaking workplace discrimination cases. Furthermore, sadly unfair treatment and experiences given to women, with disguised discriminatory attitudes, are increasingly becoming the norm. What is pregnancy discrimination? As per the UK Equality Act, 2010, it is an act of pregnancy discrimination if an employer discriminates … Read more

Pregnancy Discrimination: What Is The “Protected Period”?

Under employment law in the UK, pregnancy and maternity discrimination protection mainly applies to a certain period of time known as the “protected period”, which starts when you inform your employer of your pregnancy.   Any discriminatory act, once the protected period ends, may still amount to pregnancy discrimination if it an outcome of a … Read more

Pension Rights During Pregnancy, Maternity, Paternity And Adoption Leave?

The legislation and regulations relating to maternity leave and pay entitlements are described within employment law in the UK. Policies are in place to help employees understand their statutory rights and responsibilities during pregnancy and recent childbirth. The law includes details of arrangements for annual leave accrual, pension rights, maternity pay, leave entitlements, antenatal appointments, … Read more

March of the Mummies – Call for better rights for mothers and parents

On 31st October 2017 parents took to the streets in 6 cities across the UK to demand recognition, respect and change for working parents. Organised by the campaign group Pregnant then Screwed, the protestors made 6 demands: Increase the time limit to submit a tribunal claim for maternity and parental leave discrimination from three months … Read more

Your pregnancy rights

What are your pregnancy rights in the workplace? Pregnant employees have the right to be treated the same as other employees in the workplace. They should not be discriminated against because of their pregnancy. UK law has given protection to pregnant employees by providing pregnant employee rights which aim to prevent pregnancy discrimination. Employees have been given … Read more