Tuesday 17 January 2017 / 10:32 AM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Maternity discrimination levels are out of control under this Government – Sarah Champion

Sarah
Champion MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities
, commenting on a
report from Maternity Action, said:

“Maternity discrimination levels are out of control under this
Tory Government. 

“The introduction of employment tribunal fees of up to £1,200
means that the Conservatives are pricing out the majority of mothers from
seeking protection in the face of unscrupulous employers.

“Ministers must respond to the Women and Equalities Committee
report, completed last August, without further delay and explain in detail how
they intend to reverse the unacceptable levels of maternity discrimination from
our workplaces.”