A local solicitors has launch a pregnancy and maternity discrimination campaign called Mind the Bump 2015.
Martin Seale Solicitors launched the campaign in response to new research carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission which suggests around 54,000 new mothers may be forced out of their job in Britain each year.
Martin Searle Solicitors’ campaign to end pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work includes a free telephone advice service for employers and employees concerned about the workplace rights of pregnant women and women on maternity leave.
Fiona Martin, head of employment law at Martin Searle Solicitors, was invited to comment on this on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, following the survey of more than 3,200 women.
Fiona Martin said, “Our first pregnancy and maternity discrimination campaign in 2005 was a result of the Equal Opportunities Commission’s research that estimated 30,000 mothers (seven per cent) were forced out of their jobs each year. The latest research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission suggests that around 54,000 new mothers may be forced out of their jobs in Britain each year.
For free and confidential advice, employers and employees can call Martin Searle Solicitors’ on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout October from 4pm to 6pm on 01273 609911.
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