Maternity campaign organisation ‘Pregnant Then Screwed’ has launched a free tribunal mentoring service for women who have suffered maternity-related discrimination. Studies show that fewer than one per cent of women who suffer maternity discrimination take their case to a tribunal and that the introduction of fees for tribunals has decreased the number of cases further. The new service will pair up women who have suffered discrimination with women who have been through the process already. Polls of the UK PR industry, as well as anecdotal evidence, shows that the profession is losing experienced women because of poor matnernity practices.
Phil Hall has been appointed head of public affairs and public policy at the charity and qualification-awarding body the Association of Accounting Technicians. Hall previously worked on regional PR for British Gas and ran his own agency as well as having worked head of media at IFS University College.