Employment Tribunals Service: Females

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 10th February 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Morgan Stephen Morgan Shadow Minister for Local Government (Communities), Shadow Minister (Defence) (Armed Forces and Defence Procurement), Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2020 to Question 10459 on Employment Tribunals Service: Females, how many cases of (a) pregnancy and (b) maternity discrimination were recorded by women submitting an Employment Tribunal Claim Form (ET1) in (i) 2010, (ii) 2015, (iii) 2017 and (iv) 2019.

Photo of Chris Philp Chris Philp The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, Minister of State (London)

HM Courts & Tribunals Service does not record data for the jurisdictions for when a claimant has suffered a detriment and/or dismissal on grounds of a) pregnancy or b) maternity discrimination separately.

The table below shows the number of ET1 forms submitted by female claimants relating to both pregnancy and maternity discrimination which were accepted by the Employment Tribunal in the years requested:

Total MAT1 Jurisdictional complaints received where Gender is captured as Female


Number of Claims Accepted

2010 2

2015 2

2017 2

January 19 to September 2019 P






Data Source: COIT 5/2/2020

1 MAT. Suffer a detriment and/or dismissal on grounds of pregnancy, child birth or maternity

2 Calendar year January - December

P Provisional data April - September.

All data were taken from the Employment Tribunals case management systems and as such is management information that is provisional and subject to change.

Gender is not a mandatory field.

The above data were generated on a different date to the information contained in quarterly published statistics and were produced specifically for this enquiry.

Although care is taken when processing and analysing the data, the details are subject to inaccuracies inherent in any large-scale recording system, and are the best data that are available at the time of publication.

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