“March of the Mummies” – a Halloween protest to help working mothers

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Today, mummies of the non-ancient Egyptian kind march across the UK to highlight the dreadful treatment of pregnant workers and working mothers.

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David Sorensen, partner, says “this demonstration helps to highlight how bad things are for many working mothers with every year tens of thousands commonly suffering discrimination at work owing to pregnancy, maternity leave and a wish to come back to work after leave. Our experience is that pregnant workers and working mothers can be the worse treated of all workers and, understandably, the ones who find it hardest to do anything about it. There’s a great need for change in the behaviour of many employers and a strengthening of protections including an extension to the stringent 3 month time limit within which to bring a claim”.

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