The Times - 06 June 2019
The long-term effect of Me Too remains to be seen but according to GQ|Littler, a US employment law firm, it has heightened awareness of discrimination relating to pregnancy and the action needed to remedy it. Last year the number of cases in the UK concerning women who said they were discriminated against due to pregnancy rose 56 per cent to 1,360. The increase in claims is almost three times greater than the overall figure for employment cases.
"Me Too has created a sense of determination to no longer accept discrimination to no longer accept discrimination in the workplace that is spreading beyond the initial roots of the movement," says Caroline Baker of GQ|Littler. "It is important that employers keep workplace policies up to date as a failure to do so could lead to costly claims."
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