Communications News: Tommy's finds that UK firms overwork their pregnant staff

Tommy's has renewed its campaign to foster a better workplace culture for pregnant women after its latest survey found UK employers frequently overwork their pregnant staff.

The baby charity's poll found that one-third of women complained of over-exertion during pregnancy and 20 per cent of those blamed the extra burden on pressures created by their employers.

It also found that of the 78 per cent of pregnant women who said they felt stressed or unhappy, one in six blamed the feeling on work-related problems.

The charity has written to companies, asking them to provide a smoke-free environment, carry out risk-assessments for every pregnant employee, and encourage staff to attend antenatal appointments.

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