• Monday, August 15, 2022

Business

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)

By: 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…

You do not have access to this content. You need to subscribe.

Eastern Eye

Related Stories

Eastern Eye

Videos

Mrunal Thakur on Dhamaka, experience of working with Kartik Aaryan,…
Nushrratt Bharuccha on Chhorii, pressure of comparison with Lapachhapi, upcoming…
Abhimanyu Dassani on Meenakshi Sundareshwar, how his mom Bhagyashree reacted…