You may have seen on the news over the past few days that discrimination towards both pregnant women and new moms is on the rise . Over the past decade it has been found that around 54,000 new mothers were forced to leave their jobs . With 1 in 10 of them being treated very poorly , dismissed or singled out for redundancy .
To take this case to a tribunal it would cost them around £1200 . MP’s are saying this is too high and needs to be lowered !. Personally I think this shouldn’t be happening at all . It shouldn’t come to the point that you have to go to a tribunal .
Bring up a child can be a very stressful time without the added stress of is your job safe, or will you face discrimination .Just because someone has had a baby doesn’t mean they are unable to fulfil the role they used to do .
I also saw on the news . That 25% of pregnant women left their place of work due to health and safety concerns . This is just shocking in today society this shouldn’t be an issue .
Looking back now I can see I am very lucky with my employer . She did regular risk assessments and was only a call away if I needed anything. The stress of going back to work is not there for me . Like most employers should be ,my employer is enabling me to go back to work on terms that suit both myself and the company .