Maternity Discrimination & Flexible Working

Pregnant Then Screwed is a platform providing help and advice to women who have suffered from maternity discrimination at work.

On the site, you will find testimonies of women who have taken their employer to tribunal over maternity discrimination.

If you are thinking of taking action against your employer for maternity discrimination, you can call their helpline on 0161 930 5300.

If you wish to support the work of Pregnant Then Screwed, please consider donating to their Crowdfunder page here.

You can also write to your MP and urge her/him to support EDM1084, on the Pregnancy Discrimination and Employment Tribunal Time Limit. You can promote this using the hashtag #givemesix, and follow the campaign on Twitter here.

The Working Families charity can advise you on your legal rights at work, and on how to negotiate flexible working hours with your employer.

Contact details are:

Cambridge House, 1 Addington Square, London, SE5 0HF

Tel: 020 7253 7243

Helpline 0300 012 0312


Maternity Action

A charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.


Free advice for employees who want to know their rights or feel that they have been discriminated against in the workplace

The Equality and Advisory Service

The national helpline for individuals who face discrimination

Working Families

Offer advice and information on how to strike the best life/work balance. There is a help line available and various publications exploring the topic in detail


The TUC is the voice of Britain at work


Is here to help today’s working people get the best out of the world of work

Talented Ladies Club 

Is an online magazine for professional women. It has some really useful step by step help guides for women in a variety of situations such as:

How to officially request flexible working arrangements 

How to cope if you are made redundant 

Your legal rights when returning to work after maternity leave 

How to baby proof your career 

A list of recruitment websites offering flexible working 

Gov.UK Paternity Leave and Pay

What are your legal rights for Paternity leave and Pay?

Gov.Uk Maternity Leave and Pay

What are your legal rights for maternity leave and pay?

Gov.Uk Adoption leave and Pay

What are your legal rights to leave and pay if you are adopting? shared parental leave

What are your legal rights for parental leave?

Gov.UK Calculate leave and Pay 

Calculate your leave and pay when you have a child

Money Advice Service

Help with managing your money before, during and after giving birth or adopting.