New Mums Discriminated Against in the Workplace

A new survey has found that more than 50,000 mothers could be forced out of their jobs as a result of discrimination in the workplace. The news comes following a survey of mothers in the workplace from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) which analysed responses from more 3,200 working women. Of those 3,200 participants, 11% admitted that they had been dismissed, lost their job or been treated so badly that they were forced to leave their place of employment. Had the survey been replicated on a national level, 54,000 mothers would have lost their job. Maternity Rights in the Workplace The survey, which looked to analyse harassment in the workplace and the treatment of women, also found that there was a major issue when workers took maternity leave, returned to work, or when they were at the later stages of pregnancy. One in five mothers said that they had experienced harassment or negative comments from their colleagues or boss during a pregnancy or on their return. Alarmi

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