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Pregnancy discrimination is on the rise June 24, 2011

Filed under: bias,maternity,reproductive rights — Jender @ 10:53 am

And there was already an awful lot of it. (That 30K per year figure is for the UK.)

Rosalind Bragg, director of the advice and campaigning group Maternity Action, says: “Before the crash, 30,000 women each year lost their jobs because of pregnancy discrimination. The situation has become much worse since the economic downturn. We see a lot of cases of pregnant women and women on maternity leave who are selected for redundancy because of their pregnancy.”

For more, go here.

(Thanks, Mr Jender!)


2 Responses to “Pregnancy discrimination is on the rise”

  1. j Says:

    godammit! Going back to the old days, when teachers who got pregnant had to quite so as not to corrupt the kiddies? I thought we had gotten way past that nonsense!

  2. j Says:

    “quit”! I meant “quit”!

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