Study: Pregnant workers first to be laid off during a recession [Israel]

Author: Ruth Eglash, Jerusalem Post, Published on: 8 March 2009

Pregnant women are the first to be laid off during economic crises, according to a study published Sunday by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and figures released separately by both the Israel Women's Network and the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry's Equal Opportunities Employment Commission…Released in time for International Women's Day, the…study found that despite far reaching legislation designed to protect pregnant women in the workplace, more than half of the pregnant women fired in recent months have been let go illegally.

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