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Supporting pregnant employees and new mothers: The business case

About the author: Liz Morris was director of consultancy and training at Working Families, which helps employers to create profitable family-friendly and flexible organisations.

Contributing author: Vicki Robinson, deputy director of the Miscarriage Association.


This series of Leading practice guides discusses the steps that employers could take to follow good practice when supporting employees who are pregnant, who are on maternity leave, and who have returned to work from maternity leave. In this guide, we discuss the business benefits of providing effective support to pregnant employees and new parents. This is the first guide in our series: