Estimating the financial costs of pregnancy-related discrimination
The project will involve first mapping the financial and non-financial costs of pregnancy-related discrimination before using a range of available data sources to estimate financial costs. These datasets will include the Labour Force Survey and the Survey of Employment Tribunal Applications, as well as many other sources, including that on benefit receipt, pensions, childcare costs and recruitment and redundancy costs. Costs will be estimated over a one year period and will be shown within a range where actual costs are likely to be affected by the assumptions made in producing the analysis.
Timescale and funder
The project is funded by the EHRC. It began in January 2016 and is due to be completed by the end of March 2016.