Protected Characteristic - Pregnancy And Maternity
- The Sex Discrimination Act 1975, including specifically sections 3A and 6A which concerned maternity leave, is repealed by the Equality Act 2010 (EA 2010).
- Pregnancy and maternity is a single "protected characteristic" under the EA 2010.
- S.18 of the Equality Act 2010 applies to pregnancy and maternity in the workplace.
- New mothers would also seem to be covered by the provisions.
Equality Act 2010