Justin Madders, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, has called for an end to pregnancy discrimination in the workplace, backing a campaign led by the charity Maternity Action.
Pregnancy discrimination has risen dramatically in the past decade and now affects three quarters of pregnant women and new mothers at work. Maternity Action has released three videos to help empower women to address this discrimination in the workplace.
"I am delighted to promote Maternity Action's three new videos to support pregnant women who encounter problems at work. The videos help women to raise concerns with their employer and resolve issues as early as possible; along with other helpful information, the videos can be found at: www.maternityaction.org.uk
"It is essential that pregnant women and new mothers have a safe working environment. It is worrying that so many women are encountering problems at work; 54,000 each year are forced out of work because of unfair and unlawful treatment because of their pregnancy.
"We need a cross-Government strategy to bring an end to pregnancy discrimination. There is much that can be done to deter rogue employers and better protect working women when they are at their most vulnerable.”