Up to 30,000 women lose their jobs in the UK every year for becoming pregnant.
According to a new report by the Fawcett Society, mothers-to-be and new mothers experience the biggest discrimination in the labour market. The report also reveals 18 per cent of sex discrimination awards are for sexual harrassment. ‘Behind the conspicuous wealth of the City lies a hidden story of disadvantage and discriminaton affecting women at every level of business,’ says Dr Katherine Rake, Director of the Fawcett Society. Women still make up only 11 per cent of the FTSE 100 Company directors, while women working full time are paid on average 17 per cent less than men. The Society has called for a campaign to change practises in the City in order to stamp out sex discrimination.