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Mums ‘face jobs discrimination’ February 28, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Britain, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Commission for Equality and Human Rights, Discriminate, Discrimination, discrimination against mothers, discrimination at work, gender discrimination, Job, job discrimination against mothers, mother, The Equalities Review.
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Mothers with young children face more discrimination in the workplace than any other group of people in Britain, according to a report.

The Equalities Review found that women with children under 11 are half as likely as men to be given a job.

The review, which publishes its final report later, was commissioned by Tony Blair in 2005 to examine persistent inequality of all kinds and to create a foundation for the new Commission for Equality and Human Rights, which starts work in October.

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In an interim report last March, it said it had found evidence of “chronic, persistent and unjust inequalities” in British society.

“In too many circumstances there is evidence of severe social and economic penalties for not being male, white, straight, or able-bodied,” said the interim report’s authors, led by CEHR chair Trevor Phillips.

They described the Review’s aim as “the removal of unfair penalties associated with for example, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation”.

CARD {Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination} Source: channel4.com

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