Employment Tribunals Service: 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, what estimate he has made of the number of cases of maternity discrimination that have been taken to Employment Tribunals in each of the past five years.

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

The number of cases of maternity discrimination taken to employment tribunals can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/tribunals-statistics. The data for the last five years is as follows:

Number of receipts (claims):

Financial Year Suffer a detriment/unfair dismissal maternity

  • 2013/14 - 1,248
  • 2014/15 - 790
  • 2015/16 - 865
  • 2016/17 - 872
  • 2017/18 - 1,336

Number of disposals (cases closed):

Financial Year Suffer a detriment/unfair dismissal maternity

  • 2013/14 - 1,426
  • 2014/15 - 955
  • 2015/16 - 856
  • 2016/17 - 779
  • 2017/18 - 930

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