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Childbirth can be a joyous and also a testing time for mothers and their families. But a new report has revealed the scale of discrimination being faced by mums to be in the workplace.
A UK wide survey has shown a quarter of mothers saying they've faced discrimination during and after their pregnancy. But what's the situation across Wales? Sarah Hibbard reports.
In a survey out today 60% of Mums felt like their pregnancy was a problem for their workplace, while a quarter felt under pressure to return to work earlier than they wanted to. But in Cardiff Bay this afternoon mums views were fairly positive.
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One in five mothers returning to work in the UK after maternity leave feel they need to “prove themselves” to their bosses, despite already working for their employers for some time, a new report found.
The data, put together by law firm Slater & Gordon, found more than one in four women felt discriminated against in the work place after having a child.
A national parents' charity says it's "unacceptable" that women are still still having to chose between having a family and a career.
A former Denbighshire teacher say she felt discriminated against by her employers after her contract was terminated just weeks after she applied for maternity leave.
Rebecca Raven was awarded over £30,000 after an employment tribunal found that Howell's School in Denbigh was guilty of unfair dismissal.She says businesses should take on the best person for the job regardless of whether they need to take time off for maternity leave.
More than a quarter of mothers in the UK feel discriminated against at work, according to a new OnePoll survey. A third said they found it impossible to climb the career ladder and just over half said their employer could do more to support working mums.