House of Commons
PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AND EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL TIME LIMIT
EDM #15
Tabled 21 June 2017
2017-19 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 per year are forced out of work by pregnancy or maternity discrimination, and that three out of four working mothers endure negative or discriminatory treatment at work; further notes that four out of five 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 recommendations by the Equality and Human Rights Commission and both the Justice Committee and Women and Equalities Committee that the time limit for pregnancy and maternity discrimination claims be increased to six months; 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 (103)

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
21 June 2017
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
29 June 2017
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
21 June 2017
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Benn, Hilary
Labour
21 June 2017
Berger, Luciana
Labour
21 June 2017
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
11 September 2017
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
21 June 2017
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
28 June 2017
Brabin, Tracy
Labour
21 June 2017
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
26 June 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
05 September 2017
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
21 June 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
21 June 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
21 June 2017
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
05 September 2017
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
20 July 2017
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
05 September 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Coyle, Neil
Labour
21 June 2017
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
20 July 2017
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
29 June 2017
Creasy, Stella
Labour
27 June 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
21 June 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
21 June 2017
Dodds, Anneliese
Labour
21 June 2017
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
21 June 2017
Drew, Dr David
Labour
26 June 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
21 June 2017
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
21 June 2017
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
21 June 2017
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
05 September 2017
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
28 June 2017
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
21 June 2017
Gapes, Mike
Labour
29 June 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
21 June 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
20 July 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
29 June 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
22 June 2017
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Green, Kate
Labour
21 June 2017
Hardy, Emma
Labour
21 June 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
21 June 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
11 October 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
29 June 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
21 June 2017
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
03 July 2017
Jones, Sarah
Labour
18 July 2017
Killen, Gerard
Labour
21 June 2017
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
21 June 2017
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
21 June 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
03 July 2017
Lee, Ms Karen
Labour
21 June 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
21 June 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
26 June 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
20 July 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
03 July 2017
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
21 June 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
09 October 2017
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
21 June 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
26 June 2017
McGinn, Conor
Labour
18 July 2017
McGovern, Alison
Labour
22 June 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
26 June 2017
Mearns, Ian
Labour
26 June 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
21 June 2017
Murray, Ian
Labour
21 June 2017
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
21 June 2017
Norris, Alex
Labour
04 July 2017
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
05 September 2017
Onn, Melanie
Labour
21 June 2017
Owen, Albert
Labour
27 June 2017
Peacock, Stephanie
Labour
04 July 2017
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
06 July 2017
Pidcock, Laura
Labour
21 June 2017
Platt, Jo
Labour
27 June 2017
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
29 June 2017
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
26 June 2017
Russell-Moyle, Mr Lloyd
Labour
09 October 2017
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
22 June 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
21 June 2017
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
06 July 2017
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
05 September 2017
Smith, Laura
Labour
29 June 2017
Snell, Gareth
Labour
27 June 2017
Sobel, Alex
Labour
27 June 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
22 June 2017
Streeting, Wes
Labour
23 April 2018
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
06 July 2017
Walker, Thelma
Labour
29 June 2017
Western, Matt
Labour
04 July 2017
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
21 June 2017
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
05 September 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion