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Database on legal maternity protection by country
International Labour Organization: TRAVAIL – Conditions of Work and Employment Programme
The database includes sections on non-discrimination and employment security for pregnant women and mothers.

Maternity protection at work: a key human right to prevent maternal mortality and morbidity
International Labour Organization

A Risky Business? Managing core labour standards in company supply chains
EIRIS, 17 Dec 2009
Includes case example of forced pregnancy testing in maquiladoras in Central and Southern America.

Women in the workplace: New ILO report highlights how action in the world of work can help reduce maternal deaths
International Labour Organization, 16 Oct 2007

Greater expectations: Summary final report: EOC’s investigation into pregnancy discrimination [UK]
Equal Opportunities Commission, Jun 2005 

Pregnancy discrimination: Some international comparisons
Alexandra Heron, Oct 2004

Pregnancy – case studies
Anti-Discrimination Commission, Queensland Australia

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6 June 2011

Pregnancy - case studies [Australia]

Author: Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland [Australia]

The following case studies are based on matters which have been received by the Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland. They are provided as a guide to the range of outcomes which can be achieved, and kinds of issues raised. [refers to verbal abuse...

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5 June 2011

[DOC] Maternity protection at work: a key human right to prevent maternal mortality and morbidity

Author: International Labour Organization

Poverty, low living and working conditions and gender discrimination are...powerful determinants of maternal mortality and morbidity as well as maternal health inequity around the world and at the country level...Priorities for action to improve...

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3 June 2011

Database on legal maternity protection by country

Author: International Labour Organization

[The TRAVAIL Database of Conditions of Work and Employment Laws provides a picture of the regulatory environment of working time, minimum wages and maternity protection in more than 100 countries around the world. It contains comprehensive legal...

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17 December 2009

[PDF] A Risky Business? Managing core labour standards in company supply chains

Author: EIRIS, Experts in Responsible Investment Solutions

This paper outlines the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO’s) core labour standards on child labour, forced labour, trade union rights and equal opportunities. It focuses on breaches of core labour standards in company supply chains and analyses...

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16 October 2007

Women in the workplace: New ILO report highlights how action in the world of work can help reduce maternal deaths

Author: International Labour Organization

[T]he importance of paid work in the lives of…women makes maternity protection at work a key to safeguarding the health and economic security of women and their children...[The] new ILO report on Safe Maternity and the World of Work...highlights the...

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1 June 2005

[PDF] Greater expectations. Summary final report: EOC’s investigation into pregnancy discrimination [UK]

Author: Equal Opportunities Commission [UK]

The EOC has undertaken a two-year investigation into pregnancy related discrimination at work. What we found was far worse than even we expected...A million pregnant women are likely to experience discrimination at work over the next 5 years, if...

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1 October 2004

[PDF] Pregnancy discrimination: Some international conparisons

Author: Alexandra Heron

This report builds on other work undertaken by the General Inquiry into pregnancy discrimination "Pregnant and Productive", conducted by the Equal Opportunities Commission in 2003 and 2004. It is intended to provide an overview of some of the relevant...

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