Report on ‘Pregnancy and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage’

Pregnancy and Maternity-Related Discrimination and Disadvantage was published by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Equality and Human Rights Commission on 23 July 2015.

The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) commissioned a programme of research to investigate the prevalence and nature of pregnancy discrimination and disadvantage in the workplace. The results in this report are based on interviews with 3,034 employers and 3,254 mothers. The two surveys cover the views and experiences of employers and mothers on a range of issues related to managing pregnancy, maternity leave and mothers returning to work.

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