Pregnancy discrimination

THE number of businesses joining a campaign to end discrimination against pregnant women and new mothers at work has grown to cover more than a million employees.

Wednesday, 8th March 2017, 10:26 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:24 am

The Equality and Human Rights Commission said 100 firms had now pledged to support a national coalition aimed at helping women at work.

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Retailer Pets at Home, which has stores in Portsmouth, Fareham, Park Gate and Waterlooville, became the latest company to back the initiative.

Caroline Waters, deputy chairwoman of the commission, said: ‘Businesses are taking this issue seriously and recognising that female talent is absolutely critical to the UK economy. Now with 100 businesses pledging to take action, we have a strong coalition to ensure working environments benefit everyone. However, the battle is not yet over.’