Petition Recognise parenting as a protected character to ensure equality in the workplace
I have always faced many challenges as a working mother to find a job that allows me to balance my responsibilities as a parent and as a employee.
Only recently I realised that being a parent is not a protected character under the UK equality law.
I would like the Government to recognise parenting as a protected character under the Equality Act.
As a significant number of the UK work force have young families, they need assurances that they will be treated fairly in their workplace. I would like to see employers more accommodating and more flexible when it comes to adapting flexible working hours or implementing reasonable adjustments. I believe that parenting is as important as other personal character like beliefs, race and gender.
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