We support pregnant women & mothers who are facing pregnancy/maternity discrimination in the workplace. We’re raising funds to increase the capacity of our mentor & helpline support services, & improve the diversity of our community by working with more disabled women, single mothers and BAME women.
It ran from 12:00 PM, 8 March 2022 to 12:00 PM, 22 March 2022
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1188643)
Pregnancy/maternity discrimination affects three in four pregnant women and mothers (EHRC Research, 2016), with one in nine being forced out of their job. Before the current crisis, of these 54,000 women p/a, only 1%, raised a tribunal claim. This is a key contributor to the 15.4% overall gender pay gap (ONS, 2019). We expect the number of women who experience pregnancy/maternity discrimination to rapidly increase due to Covid-19.
We’ll help pregnant women & working mums overcome the long-term inequalities they face in their careers & wellbeing, plus the immediate impact of Covid-19 (which has had a disproportionate economic impact on women). Drawing on highly skilled core staff team & our pool of highly motivated volunteers we’ll deliver advice lines, resources hub, 1:1 mentoring, live & virtual events, training programmes, support to employers to change practice, campaigning and ongoing awareness raising.
“I am really grateful for the advice during this difficult time whilst dealing with an employment issue and also caring for my poorly daughter. Thank you, I will recommend this service to others.”
“I am really grateful - my quick call equipped me with knowledge I needed and has saved me so much anxiety and prepared me massively for a potential conflict re. my flexible working hours. Thank you so much for what you do - we shouldn't need you, but we really do, you guys are brilliant!”
"I just wanted to let you know that through the RESET festival, redundancy rehab and the CIPD mentorship I found a new job & on my terms. I was made redundant whilst pregnant with my second (worked for the company for 8 years) & got a settlement via you guys for discrimination."
“Thank you for your advice, support and solidarity. The call helped me have the confidence to submit a difficult email to my manager. I really appreciate the kind and thoughtful tone that the adviser had as well, even when I got a bit upset about the situation I was facing at work.”
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