Thousands of Pregnant Women Face Discrimination at Work

by Kathy Jones on  December 9, 2013 at 6:53 PM Women Health News
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A new survey carried out by Maternity Action has found that pregnant women do encounter discrimination at workplace, with many often sacked simply for taking maternity leave and as many as 60,000 female employees are victims of such discrimination every year while a majority of the employers manage to get away with it.
 Thousands of Pregnant Women Face Discrimination at Work
Thousands of Pregnant Women Face Discrimination at Work

And, the introduction of 1,200 pounds up front tribunal fees has made the situation worse as it discourages many ladies from taking legal action against their employer, the Independent reported.

The findings explained that 1 in 3 women, who get fired unduly and win a tribunal, do not get any compensation at all, and just 4 in 10 tribunal awards are paid in full.

Also, users of Maternity Action's online information services have doubled between 2011 and 2012, and about 400,000 information sheets have been downloaded from its website this year.

Source: ANI

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