Businesses need 'more legislation' for maternity leave

Small to medium businesses need an "enormous amount of government support" so they can afford to help female staff members through maternity leave, said writer Liz Fraser.

Her call was echoed by beauty business owner, Rachel Carr, who wanted more legislation to "protect" businesses.

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Mums 'feel work discrimination'

At least 25 percent of working mothers feel discriminated against in the work place while pregnant or after returning to their job, research has found.