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Equality watchdog criticises maternity provisions

Dr Nicola Brewer, head of the equality watchdog, has warned that generous maternity entitlements are costing small businesses too much and are putting owners off employing women. Because women are now entitled to a year off work for each child, they may be disappointed in the workplace as some employers allegedly throw away job applications from those of childbearing age, she said in an interview. Her department, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, is concerned that the expansion of the rights of parents to request flexible working for children up …

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