Equality for Human Rights announced that 54,000 women lose their jobs each year due to pregnancy and maternity related discrimination


The Equality for Human Rights announced in July 2015, that 54,000 women lose their jobs each year due to pregnancy and maternity related discrimination and 10% of employers discourage their employees to attend antenatal appointments. What is unlawful pregnancy and maternity discrimination during pregnancy? It is unlawful pregnancy and maternity discrimination if you treat an employee unfavorably for the following situations:- The employee is pregnant, or for a reason related to the employees pregnancy, The employee is off work with illness related to her pregnancy, The employee is about to go on maternity leave. You might then be asking yourself the question but half of my workforce are self-employed or only have one year’s length of service. Under the Act all employees, casual workers, agency workers, freelancers and self-employed women (who are pregnant) are protected from pregnancy discrimination from the first day of their employment and do not need two years length of service t
http://www.klglaw.co.uk/Latest-News/equality-for-human-rights-announced-that-54-000-women-lose-their-jobs-each-year-due-to-pregnancy-and-maternity-related-discrimination.html

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