Category: Gender

Equality and Human Rights Commission survey report and campaign: Moving Forward

6 in 10 employers agree that a woman should have to disclose whether she is pregnant during the recruitment process.

This is according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) who have published the results of their survey on maternity discrimination in the workplace, in February 2018.

The aim of the survey was to understand managers’ attitudes around pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

Findings from the survey include:

44% of employers agree that women should work for an organisation for at least a year before deciding to have children
40% of employers claim to have seen at least one pregnant woman in their workplace ‘take advantage’ of their pregnancy
41% employers agreed that pregnancy in the workplace puts ‘an unnecessary cost burden’ on the workplace.
EHRC have also launched a February 2018 campaign to combat these negative perceptions and end discrimination against new parents. Working Forward asks businesses to join the campaign and make the pledge.

Read the research report.

Find out on the Working Forward campaign.

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#GE2017ForWomen Campaign

11 women’s charities and networks have created a website with a full rundown of the most important issues facing women in the June 2017 general election.

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WBG Womens Budget Group

Women’s Budget Group resource: May Monitor

The Women’s Budget Group released an online resource, May Monitor, in September 2016. The project aims to track the actions of Theresa May’s Government and highlight whether they will help meet the promises made by her at the start of her premiership.

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