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    New mothers need more than just employment protection, says The Clear Company

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    New mothers don’t just need employment protection while on maternity leave; they also need support to transition back into work, according to diversity consultancy The Clear Company. In light of recent reports from The Women and Equalities Committee and calls from MPs to address the discrimination pregnant women and new mothers face at work, The […]

    MPs say urgent action needed to protect pregnant women at work

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    A new report by the Women and Equalities Committee shows a shocking number of pregnant women and new mothers have fallen victim to discrimination at work. The committee is calling on the government to take action to protect these women and make it harder to make them redundant during and after pregnancy. The report reveals […]

    5 ways expectant mothers can avoid discrimination at work

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    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) reports that mothers under the age of 25 are six times more likely to be let go after telling their employer about their pregnancy. It’s a huge issue the commission is currently battling, but there are steps expectant mothers can take to avoid discrimination at work, according to […]

    Mercer Global Parental Leave report: Organisations making the benefit available to their workforce

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    Despite the complexities involved with legislation for parental leave, organisations are making the benefit available to their workforce. According to Mercer’s new Global Parental Leave report, more than one-third of organisations worldwide have one centralised global policy that covers the various types of leaves available, including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental. Moreover, 38% provide paid […]

    Gender wage gap grows year on year after childbirth

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    On average, women in paid work receive about 18% less per hour than men. However, new research shows the gender wage gap grows year on year after childbirth, as mothers in low-hours jobs see no wage progression. Research published today by the Institute for Fiscal Studies, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, shows that the […]

    Working parents prefer flexibility over salary

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    Children will be heading back to school soon, and many working parents are already thinking about how they’ll handle their work-life balance in the coming year. A new survey by FlexJobs shows employees with children 18 and younger value flexibility over higher salary when it comes to job perks. The survey of nearly 1200 working […]

    Next generation parents delay starting a family due to financial concerns

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    Britain’s next generation parents are delaying plans to start a family mainly due to affordability concerns, new research from the Scottish Widows think tank the Centre for the Modern Family (CMF) has found. The latest CMF report reveals that almost half (45%) of 25-34 year olds plan to delay starting a family for at least […]

    Parents stagger time off to cover summer holidays

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    Three quarters of British parents will have to split their leave this summer and one in 10 will be forced to go away without their partner, according to research from Nationwide Savings. On the build up to the school summer holidays, Nationwide’s third national survey of 2,000 working parents reveals the many struggles they face […]

    More men working part-time

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    The number of men choosing to work part-time is set to rise in the coming years, according to a new report published this week. The report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES), entitled Working Futures, projects that the number of part-time male workers is set to increase by 20% by 2024. That […]

    Just 1% take up Shared Parental Leave one year on

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    Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of the launch of Shared Parental Leave (SPL). The revolutionary policy that allows couples to share leave surrounding the arrival of a new addition to their family helps women get back into the workplace quicker and gives men the opportunity to care full-time for their new baby or adopted child […]