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Pregnancy is too often a significant ‘bump’ in a woman’s career path
The Women and Equalities Committee has called for UK women to have protections similar to those in Germany after a 'shocking' increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination over the past decade.  MPs demand urgent action, calling on the Government to publish ‘an ambitious, detailed plan within the next two years or risk a further rise in pregnant women and mothers being forced out of their work’.  Recommendations include changes to health & safety practices, preventing discriminatory redundancies and an increase in protection for casual, agency & zero-hours workers.
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PC&PE:  Stop shocking workplace discrimination of pregnant women, say MPs

Citizens Advice responds to Select Committee report on pregnancy & maternity discrimination

TUC: Pregnancy discrimination is happening on an “industrial scale”

EHRC  comments on Women & Equalities Committee Report

TUC: Mothers with young children a third less likely to be in work than fathers

EHRC comments on latest gender pay gap report

Inquiry warns ‘inexcusable & unacceptable’ variation in progress for women on boards in FTSE companies

3 in 4 working mothers say they’ve experienced pregnancy & maternity discrimination

Commission comments on ONS gender pay gap figures

Employer attitudes towards pregnant women are stuck in a time warp, says TUC

Ministers must act on select committee proposals to improve women's career prospects, says TUC

Government outlines how mums & dads can use new shared parental leave system

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