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The Potential Pitfalls of Pregnancy and Maternity Rights

Many employers are at risk of falling foul of legislation designed to protect pregnant women and new mothers, according to new research by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The research found that 77% of working mothers surveyed reported potentially discriminatory or negative experiences. However only around a quarter (28%) of these raised the issue with their employer, only 3% went through their employer’s internal grievance procedure, and less than 1% pursued a claim to the employment tribunal.  

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