You're fired [UK]

Author: Kira Cochrane, Guardian, Published on: 23 April 2008

In 2005, the Equal Opportunities Commission estimated that 30,000 women in the UK are pushed out of their jobs due to pregnancy each year…only 3% of cases [go] to tribunal…[T]he Equalities Review…found that mothers face more discrimination in the workplace than any other group…[A] survey by the…Employment Law Advisory Services…found that 68% of employers they questioned said they would like more rights to ask candidates about their plans for a family...Katherine Rake, director of the UK's leading equality organisation, the Fawcett Society [said] “…I find it really worrying that we're having to justify what is, after all, a very, very fundamental employment right."

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