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Pregnant women to get more job protection

Pregnant women and parents returning to work will receive greater protection from redundancy under new plans.
The government proposes extending legal protection against redundancy for pregnant women for six months after they return to work.
The protections could also be extended to others, including men, who return from adoption or shared parental leave.
Theresa May said: "It's unacceptable that too many parents still encounter difficulties when returning to work."
Business Department research found that one in nine women had been fired or made redundant when they return to work after having a child, or were treated so badly they felt forced out of their job.
The study also suggested that 54,000 women may lose their jobs due to pregnancy or maternity every year.
Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst said: "Pregnancy and maternity discrimination is illegal, but some new mothers still find unacceptable attitudes on their return to work which effectively forces them out of their jobs."


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-46989357
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