Pregnancy & maternity

Pregnancy and maternity is one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context.

What is pregnancy and maternity discrimination?

Produced by Equality and Human Rights Commission

This short video gives an introduction to pregnancy and maternity discrimination, under the Equality Act 2010.