A W♀man's Place

February 2005
Cabinet Maker;2/25/2005, Issue 5427, p16
Trade Publication
The article discusses that there is discrimination against women in the workplace, not least in the furniture industry, but the situation there is improving. Somewhere in the region of 30,000 women are dismissed, made redundant or otherwise forced out of their jobs because they become pregnant. That is the shocking finding of a report by the Equal Opportunities Commission after interviews with more than 1,000 new mothers--one in 20 of whom faced severe pressure to leave after revealing their pregnancy. It is not the only form of discrimination. Women are sorely under-represented in certain parts of industry. Not least furniture.


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