British businesses are losing nearly £280 million each year as a result of women being forced out of their jobs by pregnancy and maternity discrimination, according to new research published by the Commission.
Research shows young mothers are significantly more likely to experience pregnancy and maternity discrimination, with six times as many under 25 year olds than average reporting being dismissed from their jobs after they tell their employer they are pregnant.
Mae’r Comisiwn Cydraddoldeb a Hawliau Dynol heddiw wedi lansio ei Gynllun Strategol ar gyfer 2016–19, gan amlinellu rhaglen uchelgeisiol i herio gwahaniaethu, symud cyfle cyfartal yn ei flaen, ac amddiffyn a hybu hawliau dynol ym Mhrydain.
Mae’r Comisiwn Cydraddoldeb a Hawliau Dynol heddiw yn galw am weithredu brys wrth i ymchwil newydd awgrymu bod dros dri chwarter o fenywod beichiog a mamau newydd – sy’n cyfateb i 390,000 o fenywod ar draws Prydain a 17,000 yng Nghymru – yn cael eu trin yn negyddol ac o bosib yn wahaniaethol yn eu gwaith bob blwyddyn.
New research published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission today suggests that around three quarters of pregnant women and new mothers in Scotland, the equivalent of over 30, 000 women, experience negative or potentially discriminatory treatment at work each year.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) welcomes today’s announcement by the Scottish Government of a number of commitments which will help to tackle the problem of discrimination faced by pregnant women and new mothers every year.
These commitments follow on from a GB-wide report publish...