Employment law

Episode Seven - Punished for Being Pregnant

Every year thousands of women are penalised at work, simply for getting pregnant.

16 December 2019

In this episode of The Case Files we hear from a woman who was forced to quit her job after months of prejudice from her manager and from another mother who tirelessly campaigns to stamp out the motherhood penalty.

Kate speaks to Pregnant Then Screwed founder, Joeli Brearley and employment lawyer, Remziye Ozcan from Slater and Gordon, to find out how this widespread problem is leaving many women facing the choice of seeking justice, or, protecting their baby.

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The Case Files is a 15-part series presented by award-winning journalist Kate Gerbeau, exploring the stories of those who have gone through the civil justice system, and the legal teams who supported them through it.

From heart-breaking tales of medical negligence to maternity discrimination, you will hear first-hand from those affected - how they managed to navigate the legal system, finding the strength to fight their case and get justice.

Featured experts describe the ins and outs of the stories, reflecting on the impact on the people involved, and explaining the legal consequences for the rest of us.

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