Simple Changes #40
Set targets for the retention of women returning from maternity leave.
Statistics from the Equality and Human Rights Commission show that 77% of new and expectant mothers report a negative or discriminatory experiences during pregnancy, maternity leave or return to work, despite pregnancy and maternity leave being protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act.
By setting targets for retention rates, you can ensure you are acting in a way which promotes your organisation as a family-friendly workplace, removing barriers to career progression and showing your commitment to diversity and gender equality.
Who is doing this?
Sarah Rees is a mum of two, blogger and the leader of South Wales Women’s Equality Party. She is also one of the 54,000 women a year who are made redundant or discriminated against when they have children.
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