Andy McDonald – 2020 Comments on Protection of Rights for Pregnant Women

The comments made by Andy McDonald, the Shadow Employment Rights Minister, on 13 August 2020.

It is wrong that pregnant women have not only lost income as a result of being wrongly sent home on sick pay rather than their full wage, but have had their maternity pay slashed as well.

Covid-19 related spells on Statutory Sick Pay should not mean women have their maternity pay cut, and the Government needs to act now, end this injustice and protect pregnant women’s rights.