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Pregnancy/maternity discrimination to be tackled as new group meets

A new working group meets in Glasgow for the first time today to create guidelines for tackling pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace and encouraging best practice. Chaired by Minister for Employability and Training Jamie Hepburn, the working group will look to improve the recruitment, retention and development of pregnant workers, as well as increase access to flexible working when women return from maternity leave. Its remit includes developing governance; reviewing and enhancing guidelines; ensuring that employers, in particularly small to medium sized businesses, have more access to advice; and strengthening the advice pregnant women receive through NHS channels.
Category: Employment » Parental rights; Pregnancy; Sex discrimination. Area(s) of law: Employment; Public Sector.
Source: Journal Online.

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