Pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work

29 November 2017

Acas has published new guidance Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination at Work to help employers ensure they do not get it wrong when an employee informs them about their pregnancy.

Guidance is also set out for pregnant women and new mothers to ensure they don’t fall victim to discrimination and if they do, what steps they can take. The guidance offers a wealth of best practice.

In a Working Families article, Julie Dennis, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Acas said:

“Our hope is that it will enable employers to create supportive workplaces for women during pregnancy and maternity leave. I would encourage all employers to read our guidance to ensure they can create inclusive workplaces where pregnant employees or women on maternity leave feel part of the organisation.”


To view the guidance, follow this link: Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination at Work.