UK Covid scheme indirectly discriminated against maternity leave takers, court rules

Posted by on November 24, 2021 7:45 am
Categories: Global Stories

But ruling will not allow self-employed women whose income support was hit during pandemic to claim rebates

Tens of thousands of self-employed women who took maternity leave were indirectly discriminated against by the UK government during the pandemic but will be unable to claim rebates, the court of appeal has ruled.

The speed at which civil servants had to create a safety net for workers justified their actions, three judges found.

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