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More than in four British mothers who have returned to work discriminated against. This is according to a survey by the legal Slater and Gordon (S&G). Researchers questioned 1,975 women about their experiences in the workplace before and after giving . Most of the women had never filed any kind of complaint as they suspected it would be a of time and be even more detrimental to their career . Grievances aired in the survey included mothers being overlooked for , and more junior employees progressing faster up the career . Another common gripe was their points of view being considered less worthy than those of without children.

The findings contrast with the of managers and employers. A director at Britain's Confederation of British Industry (CBI) said: "We don't recognise the painted here. Our experience is that…businesses are better than ever at managing leave and reintegrating mothers on their ." The UK's employment minister Jo Swinson said: "The government is committed to sure that more businesses make the best of women's talents the organisation, from to the shop floor." S&G lawyer Kiran Daurka said: "It is shocking that so few women speak when they suffer discrimination." She accused employers of avoiding the issues and of "burying their in the sand".

 
 

 

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