A new report by Maternity Action identifies the real difficulties mothers face at work, including the impact of unfair redundancies on pregnant women and new mothers and also ways in which the Government can address it. View the report.
David Sorensen, partner, says: “this is such a well-known problem and one that the report’s recommendations could fix; extending the protection to cover the mother once pregnant and to 6 months after her maternity leave finishes is vital and, also, increasing the time limit for a Tribunal claim to 6 months from three months will strengthen the weak protection that is in place now. The extension of protections to cover the father and partner would be a bold step. We just need a government that has the bottle to make these overdue changes”.