We did it! We proved in a court of law that the Government discriminated against new mothers in the way the Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) was calculated.

10:31 AM · Nov 24, 2021

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The Court of Appeal overturned part of the original judgement and they agreed with us that this was indirect sex discrimination. Unfortunately, they also said that because of the speed at which this new scheme had to be implemented, it was justified.
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Sadly that means that the women impacted will not receive an automatic rebate. BUT, now that we have this ruling, we are calling on @RishiSunak to acknowledge the discrimination and to take decisive action to rectify the issue.
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This judgment is HUGE, not just because it proves what we have been saying all along - that maternity leave is not the same as taking a sabbatical or sick leave; but it will have an impact on other cases of maternity discrimination
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The judgement will also put pressure on the Government to do thorough equality impact assessments on all of their future schemes.
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Thank you from the bottom of our hearts to everyone who helped us get to this point. For any further press enquiries please contact taryn@pregnantthenscrewed.com
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Replying to @PregnantScrewed
huge thanks and congratulations. Please note @CIOTNews @ICAEW - we need YOU to consider gendered, racial and age and class-related angles on everything, because our country is becoming more divided.
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Replying to @PregnantScrewed
Well done guys xxx
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