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PREGNANCY DISCRIMINATION AND EMPLOYMENT TRIBUNAL TIME LIMIT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 15: tabled on 21 June 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 103 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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 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.

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 21 June 2017
Bethnal Green and Bow
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Weaver Vale
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Gower
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2017
Livingston
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Leeds Central
Berger, Luciana
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Liverpool, Wavertree
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 September 2017
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2017
Aberdeen North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 June 2017
Worthing West
Brabin, Tracy
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Batley and Spen
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2017
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2017
Twickenham
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2017
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2017
Orkney and Shetland
Charalambous, Bambos
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Enfield, Southgate
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
Edinburgh South West
Coaker, Vernon
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Gedling
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2017
Inverclyde
Coyle, Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2017
Lanark and Hamilton East
Creasy, Stella
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Walthamstow
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Anneliese
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Oxford East
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Cardiff South and Penarth
Drew, Dr David
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2017
Stroud
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 June 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Liverpool, Riverside
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2017
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Fletcher, Colleen
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2017
Coventry North East
Fovargue, Yvonne
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Makerfield
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Ilford South
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
High Peak
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2017
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2017
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Stretford and Urmston
Hardy, Emma
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 July 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2017
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 29 June 2017
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Luton North
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2017
Edinburgh West
Jones, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Croydon Central
Killen, Gerard
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 June 2017
Ceredigion
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2017
North Norfolk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2017
Dundee West
Lee, Ms Karen
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Lincoln
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Norwich South
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 June 2017
Glasgow East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2017
Eastbourne
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 July 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Malhotra, Seema
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Feltham and Heston
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Ipswich
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
York Central
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 June 2017
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McGinn, Conor
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
St Helens North
McGovern, Alison
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2017
Wirral South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 June 2017
Falkirk
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2017
Gateshead
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2017
Glasgow North West
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 June 2017
Oxford West and Abingdon
Murray, Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Edinburgh South
Nandy, Lisa
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Wigan
Norris, Alex
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2017
Nottingham North
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2017
Argyll and Bute
Onn, Melanie
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
Great Grimsby
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Ynys Môn
Peacock, Stephanie
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2017
Barnsley East
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Erith and Thamesmead
Pidcock, Laura
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2017
North West Durham
Platt, Jo
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Leigh
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Lewisham West and Penge
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 June 2017
Belfast East
Russell-Moyle, Mr Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 9 October 2017
Brighton, Kemptown
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 June 2017
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 June 2017
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 July 2017
Upper Bann
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Hammersmith
Smith, Laura
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Crewe and Nantwich
Snell, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Sobel, Alex
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2017
Leeds North West
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2017
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2018
Ilford North
Umunna, Chuka
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2017
Streatham
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 29 June 2017
Colne Valley
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2017
Warwick and Leamington
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 June 2017
Arfon
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Cambridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.