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Basingstoke's MP launches bill in Parliament to protect pregnant women from redundancy

Politicians are being urged to get behind a bill to protect pregnant women, which has been launched by Basingstoke's MP.

Maria Miller's calling for legislation to be passed, making it harder for employers to make mothers redundant without a legitimate reason.

The politician says too many mums are being forced out of work whilst on maternity leave, or even before they've left to give birth.

Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday, Maria Miller outlined why she wants the law to be changed to make sure mothers are not unfairly made redundant:

"There are half a million pregnant women in the workplace - and this Government should be applauded for record numbers of women in work.

"Shockingly, research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found around one in twenty of these women are made redundant.

"It is scandal that in 2019 so many women should be fearful of losing their jobs...simply because they're pregnant."

The MP for Basingstoke's explained more about her bill in a video on social media.

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