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Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination inquiry


The Women and Equalities Committee 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 and safety practices, preventing discriminatory redundancies and an increase in protection for casual, agency and zero-hours workers.

Reports, special reports and government responses

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1st Report - Pregnancy and maternity discrimination
Inquiry Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination inquiry
HC 90
Response to this report
Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: Government Response to the Committee's First Report of Session 2016-17
Cm 9401
Government Response

Oral evidence transcripts

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24 May 2016
Inquiry Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination inquiry
Witnesses Caroline Waters OBE, Deputy Chair, and Sue Coe, Programme Head, Economy and Employment, Equalities and Human Rights Commission; Nick Boles MP, Minister of State for Skills, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (at 3.30pm).
Oral Evidence
26 April 2016
Inquiry Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination inquiry
Witnesses Siobhan Endean, National Officer for Equalities, Unite, Scarlett Harris, Women's Equality Officer, TUC, and Samantha Rye, National Women's Committee Secretary, Fire Brigades Union; Sarah-Jane Butler, Director, Parental Choice, Louise Handley, Head of Employee Relations, London School of Economics, and Mark McLane, Managing Director, Diversity and Inclusion, Barclays (at 11.30am).
Oral Evidence
22 March 2016
Inquiry Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination inquiry
Witnesses Catherine Rayner, Chair, Discrimination Law Association, and Barrister, Rosalind Bragg, Director, Maternity Action, and Elizabeth Duff, Senior Policy Adviser, National Childbirth Trust,
Oral Evidence
Ministry of Justice (MPD0036)
Citizens Advice (MPD0035)
Barclays (MPD0033)

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