Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination Working Group
The Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination Working Group is
chaired by the Minister for Employability and Training and meets on
a quarterly basis; meetings have
been held since December 2016.
The remit of the group includes developing governance;
reviewing and enhancing guidelines; ensuring employers, in
to medium sized businesses, have more access to advice; and
advice pregnant women receive through NHS channels.
The establishment of the group follows Equality and Human
Rights Commission (EHRC) research published in 2016
Acas essentials: Maternity - doing the right thing for
As part of a Scottish Government initiative, this autumn
ACAS are running a series of 2 hour key point sessions on the topic
of Pregnancy & Maternity throughout Scotland. Please sign up
here to attend one of these: