Pregnancy & Maternity Discrimination

Pregnancy Discrimination in the workplace

If you have been treated unfavourably because you are pregnant, as a result of breastfeeding or because you have been on maternity leave, this could be discriminatory and you may have a claim against your employer.

The Equality Act 2010 protects you from unfair treatment resulting from pregnancy or maternity.

Examples of Unfair treatment because of pregnancy and maternity include;

  • Selection for redundancy as a result of pregnancy
  • Dismissal because of pregnancy
  • Refusal of training or promotion opportunities
  • Reduction of pay or hours
  • Pressure to resign
  • Failure to carry out a risk assessment where there are health and safety risks.

If you have experienced issues like these or other unfair treatment at work as a result of Pregnancy or Maternity leave our solicitors can help, they are experienced in advising on pregnancy and maternity discrimination.

Call us on one of the numbers below for a confidential consultation.