Pregnancy and Maternity

The Equality Act 2010 has introduced protection for Pregnancy, Maternity and Breastfeeding mothers.

 

Pregnancy and Maternity

Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. In the non-work context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have produced some information and resources on issues relating to Pregnancy and Maternity.