House of Commons
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PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AND EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL TIME LIMIT
EDM #1084
Tabled 20 March 2017
2016-17 Session
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.

Signatures (71)

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.
In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
22 March 2017
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
29 March 2017
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
29 March 2017
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
30 March 2017
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
24 March 2017
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
18 April 2017
Brabin, Tracy
Labour
20 March 2017
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
27 March 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
30 March 2017
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
30 March 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
22 March 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
26 April 2017
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
28 March 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
22 March 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
30 March 2017
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
21 March 2017
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
20 April 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
21 March 2017
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
18 April 2017
Flello, Robert
Labour
25 April 2017
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
30 March 2017
Flynn, Paul
Labour
18 April 2017
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
21 March 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
20 March 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
22 March 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
24 April 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
20 March 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
18 April 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
20 March 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
22 March 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
27 March 2017
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
27 March 2017
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
29 March 2017
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
18 April 2017
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
27 March 2017
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
18 April 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
22 March 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
20 April 2017
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
30 March 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
20 March 2017
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
22 March 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
22 March 2017
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
21 March 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
29 March 2017
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
22 March 2017
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
24 March 2017
Onn, Melanie
Labour
20 March 2017
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
30 March 2017
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
21 March 2017
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
21 March 2017
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
18 April 2017
Shah, Naz
Labour
22 March 2017
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
22 March 2017
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
23 March 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
27 March 2017
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
20 March 2017
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
27 March 2017
Snell, Gareth
Labour
23 March 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
21 March 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
24 March 2017
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
29 March 2017
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
21 March 2017
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
27 March 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
21 March 2017
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
21 March 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion