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I was forced out of my job after having a baby. Then I was silenced by an NDA | Anonymous

I faced maternity discrimination and was pushed into signing an NDA. An MPs’ report shows my story is all too common
‘In a survey for the EHRC, one in nine mothers reported that they were either dismissed, made compulsorily redundant or treated so poorly they felt they had to leave their jobs.’ Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA

For a lot of women, finding out you are pregnant opens up an array of questions. Will the baby be a boy or girl? Will everything go smoothly with the pregnancy?

Sadly, another question that often pops up amid the excitement is: how will my employer take the news that I am expecting a baby? Pregnancy discrimination is a huge problem in the UK, with around experiencing some form of disadvantage at work. In , one in nine mothers reported that highlighted evidence that some companies are pressurising women to sign non-disclosure agreements in order to cover up this unlawful behaviour and discrimination.

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