Pregnancy Discrimination Solicitors
The Equality Act 2010 provides protection for specific characteristics and these are known as protected characteristics. Pregnancy falls within the ambit of protected characteristics afforded protection by the Act and it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a woman on the grounds of pregnancy.
The Act also prohibits an employer treating a woman unfavourably due to a pregnancy related illness or discriminating against them in relation to their entitlement to maternity leave.
The protected period is from the commencement of the pregnancy and runs to the expiration of maternity leave or upon return to work.
What can constitute pregnancy discrimination?
- Treating a woman unfavourably during their pregnancy
- Treating a woman unfavourably due to being on compulsory maternity leave
- Treating a woman unfavourably due to exercising her right to ordinary or additional maternity leave
If you believe that your employer has discriminated against you due to your pregnancy, or a request for maternity leave, or during your maternity leave you should contact Ison Harrison Solicitors and speak to one of our employment solicitors.
Our team of specialist employment solicitors have experience of dealing with claims relating to pregnancy discrimination and will endeavour to make sure that your legal rights are protected and you can rest assured that your case will be dealt with proactively and efficiently.
Our team can be contacted directly by telephone on 0113 284 5023.
Yunus Lunat – Head of Employment Law
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