If an employee has voiced that they are feeling stressed it is key that you react with empathy, respond flexibly to their needs and respect confidentiality. If you need to seek advice about how to handle the issue organisations such as Mind and CIPD can...
If you feel that you have been discriminated against due to pregnancy or maternity, our discrimination specialists would be happy to discuss your case. We appreciate this can be a sensitive issue and offer a range of funding options to help. In some circumstances we may be able to offer a ‘no win no fee arrangement’ to you. For advice call us on 0203 816 9302 and we will be happy to guide you through the process, alternatively please complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.
Under the Equality Act a woman is protected from unlawful discrimination because of a current pregnancy, or less favourable treatment as a result of that pregnancy or her attempts to assert her rights of maternity within the maternity period of 26 weeks following the birth of her child or children.
There is no need for the woman to compare herself with a male employee in making such a claim for discrimination.