Fawcett Society: ‘It’s a scandal. Our research shows nine out of 10 women in low-paid work are NOT demoted when they return from statutory leave.’

A piece published on the website of Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them), the political party of which I’m the chairman, in August 2014:

Another day, another discrimination – pregnancy discrimination. Our thanks to Jeff for this article. The ladies at the Fawcett Society continue to trot out their ridiculous narratives. The start of the article:

One in 10 women in low-paid work is demoted when she returns from maternity leave, according to research that reveals the scale of discrimination against new mothers and the difficulty of challenging it.

A survey of women in the UK earning £7.44 or less found that ten per cent of mothers who returned to work in the last five years came back to a more junior role. The research by the Fawcett Society exposes the extent of prejudice faced by women in already poorly-paid jobs.

The Fawcett ladies were worthy winners of our inaugural ‘Gormless Women of the Month’ awards. Their certificate is here.

A woman from the DBIS managed to upstage the Fawcett ladies with a statement of such mind-numbing stupidity we just had to reproduce it here:

A spokeswoman for the department of Business, Innovation and Skills said: “Pregnancy discrimination is unacceptable; there is no excuse for it. Mothers coming back to work after maternity leave have the legal right to return to the same or similar job. Women deserve the right to pursue their goals and not feel they have to choose between having a successful career or having a baby.

What man ever thought he could take the time off work that women typically take off after having babies, without it affecting their careers? Why must women, uniquely, be compensated for the consequences of their freely-made choices?

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