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Pregnancy Discrimination And Employment Tribunal Time Limit

EDM number 1084 in 2016-17, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 20/03/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Employment, Equality, Mental health and Sex discrimination.

That this House notes the key findings of research funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and undertaken by the Equality and Human Rights Commission that some 54,000 women a year are forced out of work by pregnancy or maternity discrimination, and that 77 per cent of working mothers endure negative or discriminatory treatment at work; further notes that 81 per cent of women who responded to a recent survey by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance experienced at least one episode of a mental health problem during or after their pregnancy; is concerned that, due to a lack of free legal advice, the prohibitive cost of employment tribunal fees, and a restrictive time limit of three months, fewer than one per cent of the women affected by pregnancy or maternity discrimination bring an employment tribunal claim; welcomes the clear recommendation by both the Equality and Human Rights Commission and the Women and Equalities Committee of this House that the time limit be increased to six months for pregnancy and maternity discrimination claims; and calls on the Government to demonstrate its very welcome commitment to tackling such unlawful discrimination by acting on this recommendation at the earliest possible opportunity.

This motion has been signed by a total of 71 MPs.

Caroline Lucas20/03/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Jess Phillips20/03/2017Birmingham, YardleyLabourSeconded
Angela Crawley20/03/2017Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
Sarah Olney20/03/2017Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts20/03/2017Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jo Stevens20/03/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSeconded
Drew Hendry20/03/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Kate Green20/03/2017Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Stephen Gethins20/03/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Tulip Siddiq20/03/2017Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Melanie Onn20/03/2017Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Stuart McDonald20/03/2017Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Tracy Brabin20/03/2017Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Mark Williams21/03/2017CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Jonathan Edwards21/03/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Yvonne Fovargue21/03/2017MakerfieldLabourSigned
Hywel Williams21/03/2017ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Gavin Robinson21/03/2017Belfast EastDUPSigned
Chris Stephens21/03/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale21/03/2017MansfieldLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie21/03/2017South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Mark Durkan21/03/2017FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Michael Weir21/03/2017AngusScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon22/03/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Lady Hermon22/03/2017North DownIndependentSigned
Roger Godsiff22/03/2017Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham22/03/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Rushanara Ali22/03/2017Bethnal Green and BowLabourSigned
Naseem Shah22/03/2017Bradford WestLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell22/03/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Chris Law22/03/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
John McNally22/03/2017FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry22/03/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan22/03/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Gareth Snell23/03/2017Stoke-on-Trent CentralLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma23/03/2017Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Kirsty Blackman24/03/2017Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss24/03/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson24/03/2017East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard27/03/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/03/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Ruth Smeeth27/03/2017Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
George Howarth27/03/2017KnowsleyLabourSigned
Tom Brake27/03/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Eilidh Whiteford27/03/2017Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Norman Lamb27/03/2017North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Vernon Coaker28/03/2017GedlingLabourSigned
Adrian Bailey29/03/2017West Bromwich WestLabourSigned
George Kerevan29/03/2017East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson29/03/2017MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan29/03/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Richard Arkless29/03/2017Dumfries and GallowayScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell30/03/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Martyn Day30/03/2017Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Colleen Fletcher30/03/2017Coventry North EastLabourSigned
Alan Brown30/03/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Lisa Cameron30/03/2017East Kilbride, Strathaven and LesmahagowScottish National PartySigned
Rachael Maskell30/03/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
John Pugh30/03/2017SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn18/04/2017Newport WestLabourSigned
David Lammy18/04/2017TottenhamLabourSigned
Louise Ellman18/04/2017Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Calum Kerr18/04/2017Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkScottish National PartySigned
Helen Hayes18/04/2017Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop18/04/2017Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Alex Salmond18/04/2017Signed
Clive Lewis20/04/2017Norwich SouthLabourSigned
Angela Eagle20/04/2017WallaseyLabourSigned
Patrick Grady24/04/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Robert Flello25/04/2017Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Alistair Carmichael26/04/2017Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned

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