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Drastic action is needed to give new and expectant mothers more protection at work after another “shocking” and damning report reveals a huge increase in pregnancy discrimination over the last 10 years.

MP’s have today called for more “urgent action” after the latest Women and Equalities Committee report shows the true level of discrimination against women in the workplace.

The report, which has been announced today, sheds light on further issues for women in the workplace following on from the gender pay gap issues already witnessed over the past few weeks.

Top employment lawyer, Danielle Ayres, who specialises in pregnancy and maternity discrimination cases at Gorvins Solicitors says “We need a German style system putting into place in the UK, which makes it harder to make women redundant during and after pregnancy.”

Currently in the UK, although it is...

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