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.
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.