Major UK Companies Act to End ‘Discrimination Scandal’ for New Mums Major UK Companies Act to End ‘Discrimination Scandal’ for New Mums (Photographer: Jason Alden/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Radhakrishna N S
Ten big British employers have agreed to publish their parental leave and pay policies, a lawmaker announced on Thursday (27) as she demanded an end to the “scandal” of discrimination against pregnant women and new parents. Parliamentarian Jo Swinson, who is spearheading a campaign for greater transparency, said getting companies to publish their policies meant no one would have to ask the question in a job interview, potentially scuppering their chances. Swinson, who is herself on maternity leave, said there was a “massive problem” with pregnancy discrimination in Britain with 54,000 women losing their jobs every year. “It is a…
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