Sacked because you’re pregnant? Made redundant whilst on maternity leave? Demoted, bullied or harassed? Made to risk the health of your baby?

Due to high demand from the wonderful people who send us stories we have launched a free legal advice service for women enduring pregnancy or maternity discrimination.

The service will help women determine whether their employer or contractor has in any way broken the law and what can be done about it. We hope that with this support, more women will feel they have the confidence to tackle discriminatory behaviour.

If you would like free legal advice please call: 0161 930 5300
Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm
Or you can email:
If you would like to speak to someone outside of office hours then please email: and someone will call you back at a time convenient to you.

This scheme is a pilot and will run from March 2016 – July 2016
The lawyers who speak to you have been thoroughly vetted by Pregnant Then Screwed and we are confident that they will give you high quality, personal advice whether you are an employee, are on a temporary contract or are self employed.

To help us evaluate the effectiveness of this scheme, we ask that all women who use the service complete an evaluation form, this will be sent to you by email once you no longer require assistance from the lawyers available via our service.

If your enquiry is about your holiday entitlement, we hope that our online holiday guidance will be able to answer your query.

Other organisations that may be able to help you:

Maternity Action

A charity committed to ending inequality and improving the health and well-being of pregnant women, partners and young children – from conception through to the child’s early years.


Free advice for employees who want to know their rights or feel that they have been discriminated against in the workplace

The Equality and Advisory Service

The national helpline for individuals who face discrimination

Working Families

Offer advice and information on how to strike the best life/work balance. There is a help line available and various publications exploring the topic in detail


The TUC is the voice of Britain at work


Is here to help today’s working people get the best out of the world of work

Talented Ladies Club 

Is an online magazine for professional women. It has some really useful step by step help guides for women in a variety of situations such as:

How to officially request flexible working arrangements 

How to cope if you are made redundant 

Your legal rights when returning to work after maternity leave 

How to baby proof your career 

A list of recruitment websites offering flexible working 

Gov.UK Paternity Leave and Pay

What are your legal rights for Paternity leave and Pay?

Gov.Uk Maternity Leave and Pay

What are your legal rights for maternity leave and pay?

Gov.Uk Adoption leave and Pay

What are your legal rights to leave and pay if you are adopting? shared parental leave

What are your legal rights for parental leave?

Gov.UK Calculate leave and Pay 

Calculate your leave and pay when you have a child

Money Advice Service

Help with managing your money before, during and after giving birth or adopting.

2 comments: On Get Help

  • I am so blessed to have found this! I have just been sacked, first baby, living in the UK my family are all back in australia and apart from having my husband I felt so alone in all of this

  • On your “Join our campaign” section on the site you state that claimants have three months in which to bring a claim. My apologies if l appear to be pedantic but, the law being the law, you actually have three months minus one day. Claimants have been caught out by this before, don’t let it be you.

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