Research Reveals Discrimination Still Exists For Some New Mothers

A new survey carried out by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) in partnership with the Department for Business Innovation and Skills suggests that around 54,000 new mothers may be forced out of their jobs in the UK each year. The survey is the largest of its kind, with a total of more than… Read full story

Research Reveals Many Working Mums Feel Guilty, Torn And Overlooked

New research undertaken for The Work & Family Show has revealed differences between working mums and dads in the UK. The key findings are: • 80% of women feel guilty about going back to work and worry about childcare compared with just 39% of men. • Childcare responsibilities still fall to mum, even when both… Read full story

25% Of Working Mums Feel Discriminated Against By Bosses

A survey of 2,000 mums, commissioned by employment law specialists Slater & Gordon, has found that 25% of mums who have returned to work believe they have been subjected to discrimination, either before or after the birth of their child. Other startling and concerning findings from this report include: • 40% of mums do not… Read full story

Female Employees Moving To Part-Time And Flexible Work Post Maternity Leave

According to a survey of 200 UK HR directors ranging from PLCs to the public sector, 83% of female employees who return after maternity leave move into part-time or flexible roles. The survey was carried out by the world’s largest specialised financial recruitment consultancy Robert Half. This is encouraging, as it suggests that many firms… Read full story

Government Publishes Plan To Improve Supply Of Affordable Childcare

The government published its plan yesterday to improve the supply of affordable childcare. The report ‘More affordable childcare’, sets out the government’s plans to improve the supply of affordable childcare for working parents. The cost of childcare is often cited as a barrier for women remaining in the workforce, returning to work either after maternity… Read full story

Olswang Announces Partnership with Lean In

City and International law firm Olswang has announced its partnership with Lean in, the non-profit organisation founded by Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg. The partnership with Lean In will form part of its diversity and inclusion strategy and will offer women a variety of resources to educate, inspire and support them as a way to help… Read full story