Pregnant Then Screwed
Pregnant Then Screwed protects, supports and promotes the rights of mothers who suffer the effects of systemic, cultural, and institutional discrimination through our various schemes and activities, including: A free legal advice service, a website where women post their stories of discrimination anonymously, lobbying the Government for legislative change, and a mentor scheme that supports women who are considering legal action against their employer. We launched our website in March 2015 as a place for women to tell their stories of discrimination anonymously and since then we have been fighting to progress the rights of working mothers.
Pregnant Then Screwed is ran by Joeli Brearley who was sacked by her employer when she was 4 months pregnant. The experience affected her confidence and mental health, leading to post natal depression after her first son was born. She set up Pregnant Then Screwed to help other victims of discrimination and to demand recognition, respect and change for working mums.
March of the Mummies
On 31st October 2017 Pregnant Then Screwed organised a demonstration in 6 cities across the UK to demand 5 changes to legislation:
Increase the time limit to raise a tribunal claim from 3 months to (at least) 6 months
Require companies to report on how many flexible working requests are made and how many are granted
Give both parents access to 6 weeks parental leave paid at 90% of salary
Give the self-employed access to statutory shared parental pay
Subsidise childcare from 6 months old, rather than 3 years
To find out more about pregnant then screwed visit our website here