Marsha de Cordova – 2021 Comments on Mothers and Redundancy Discrimination

The comments made by Marsha de Cordova, the Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, on 29 May 2021.

On the anniversary of Labour’s Equal Pay Act, we are calling for action to stop a two-tier recovery from the pandemic.

Labour want to see data on the number of jobs created, the impact of the pandemic on the gender and ethnicity pay gaps and, an urgent review of the failing Shared Parental Leave system.

Making it illegal to make a new mother redundant during pregnancy and maternity leave, except in very specific circumstances, is a simple robust way to end discrimination.