Covid-19: Maternity Action Calls for Increased Rights for Pregnant Women

Pregnant Woman

“There’s a long history of very poor health and safety for pregnant women […] women have just been left to find a solution with their employers”

Regardless of how little is known about Covid-19, neither pregnant women nor their jobs are being protected as they should be.

Maternity Action are calling for the specific needs of pregnant women and new parents to be addressed in government guidance, both in terms of health and safety and employment rights. They are also calling for protection for pregnant women for the redundancy wave that is predicted once the furlough scheme is lifted.