Helping new mothers to return to work and planning for maternity leave are just two of the challenges employers face when supporting pregnant and postnatal employees. Returning Works® Founder Dr Emma Waltham explains why it’s time for a more systemic approach to supporting expectant and returning parents.
In 2018, the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that 4 in 10 employers agreed that pregnancy in the workplace puts an unnecessary cost burden on the workplace. Dr Emma Waltham, Maternity Returns Specialist, Founder of Returning Works, discusses the importance of allyship when fostering an inclusive culture towards maternity in the workplace.
All workers are protected against discrimination if they are dismissed or treated unfairly because of pregnancy or childbirth. Dr Emma Waltham, Maternity Returns Specialist discusses how companies can better support those returning from maternity leave and dismantle the bias associated with this.