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PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AND EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL TIME LIMIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1084: tabled on 20 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 22 March 2017
Bethnal Green and Bow
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
Dumfries and Galloway
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 29 March 2017
West Bromwich West
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 March 2017
Livingston
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2017
Aberdeen North
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brabin, Tracy
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Batley and Spen
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 March 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 March 2017
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2017
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2017
Orkney and Shetland
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 28 March 2017
Gedling
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 March 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Foyle
Eagle, Ms Angela
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2017
Wallasey
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 March 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Liverpool, Riverside
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2017
Stoke-on-Trent South
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
Coventry North East
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Newport West
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2017
Makerfield
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
North East Fife
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 2017
Glasgow North
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Stretford and Urmston
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 22 March 2017
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2017
Luton North
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2017
Knowsley
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
East Lothian
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2017
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2017
North Norfolk
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2017
Tottenham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Dundee West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2017
Norwich South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2017
York Central
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 March 2017
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 22 March 2017
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2017
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2017
East Dunbartonshire
Onn, Melanie
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Great Grimsby
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2017
Southport
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2017
Gordon
Shah, Naz
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2017
Bradford West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 March 2017
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2017
Ealing, Southall
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 March 2017
Edinburgh East
Siddiq, Tulip
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2017
Hampstead and Kilburn
Smeeth, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2017
Stoke-on-Trent North
Snell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2017
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 March 2017
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2017
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2017
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 March 2017
Banff and Buchan
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 March 2017
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2017
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.