Conditions of Employment: Pregnancy

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 25th June 2018.

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Photo of Maria Miller Maria Miller Chair, Women and Equalities Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to page eight of the the Government response to Women and Equality Select Committee Report on Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination, published in January 2017, what progress is being made to consider and bring forward proposals to ensure that employment protections are sufficient for those who are pregnant or returning from maternity leave.

Photo of Andrew Griffiths Andrew Griffiths Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

The Government was responding to a recommendation about protection from redundancy. In the response to the Matthew Taylor Review of modern working practices, the Government committed to review the legislation relating to redundancy protection and consider whether this is sufficient. This work is underway.

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