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Labour pledges to outlaw redundancy for pregnant women

Exclusive: opposition commits to a range of equal rights policies as UK emerges from pandemic

Labour would make it illegal to make women redundant during pregnancy and for six months after their return to work, as part of a slew of policies to protect and promote gender equality in the recovery from the pandemic.

The party also called on the government to review the UK’s “failing” shared parental leave policy and to introducing ethnicity pay gap reporting. It has also pledged to modernise equal pay laws to give women the right to know what their male colleagues earn.

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