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What is direct pregnancy and maternity discrimination?
When is an employer liable for pregnancy and maternity discrimination?
The Equality Act 2010 does not specifically prohibit pregnancy and maternity-related harassment. However, a woman who is subjected to a detriment because of acts of harassment that are related to pregnancy or maternity will be able to claim direct sex discrimination under s.13 of the Act.
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