Shockingly, pregnant women and mothers report more discrimination and poor treatment at work now than they did a decade ago. With record numbers of women in work in 2016, the situation is likely to decline further unless it is tackled effectively now. Urgent action and leadership is needed, but the approach that the Government is taking forward lacks urgency and bite. There is a lack of detail about the Government’s objectives, how and when it expects to achieve them, and how the effectiveness of its approach will be assessed. We welcome the awareness-raising work that the Government is doing with the EHRC and businesses, but it needs to set out a detailed plan outlining the specific actions it will take to tackle this unacceptable level of discrimination. This work must be underpinned by concrete actions to increase significantly compliance by employers and so improve women’s lives.File size: 843KB
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Proposals for Regulations and Policy Supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies)(Scotland) Act 2016 The Scottish Government has produced a report which presents the findings and analysis of responses and views expressed to the Scottish Government's consultation on; Proposals for Regulations and Policy Supporting the Private Housing (Tenancies) (Scotland) Act 2016.
The Best Start: A Five Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland A Review of Maternity and Neonatal Services in Scotland was announced on 25th February 2015.