Tags: Mothers

Plans to boost protections for pregnant women and new parents returning to work

They come into play after it was estimated that 54,000 women a year may lose their jobs due to pregnancy or maternity.

Six out of ten mothers think their careers were ‘derailed’ after becoming pregnant

Six out of ten mothers think their careers were “derailed” and they faced open discrimination after becoming pregnant, new research by Slater & Gordon has revealed. Millions of new mums believe they were denied work opportunities and they were forced to re-prove themselves after returning to work. Nearly seven in ten claimed to have been…

Bank of America Merrill Lynch Returning Talent Programme opens for applications

Applications are now open for Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s third Returning Talent programme, which aims to help bridge the gap between being a stay-at-home parent or carer and re-entering the workplace. In partnership with the Mumsnet Family Friendly programme and The Executive Coaching Consultancy, the bank is looking to attract women and men from a range of backgrounds…

What is the impact of shared parental leave?

The Government has recently confirmed its plans to introduce a new system of  ´shared parental leave´, to allow mothers and fathers more flexibility in sharing parental responsibilities following the birth or adoption of a child. It has long been established that female employees have a right to take up to 52 weeks’ maternity leave –…

Research shows mothers spend a third of income on childcare

Mothers with full-time jobs need to work for up to four months a year just to pay for childcare costs, new research has revealed. A study from the Family Investments Organisation, suggests that on average a mother in Britain spends £7,127 per year on childcare, with costs in London rising to £9,283. The research also…