Maternity Scandal – story 3

The details of each of our interviewees have been altered in order to retain their anonymity.

Katie, 31, from Wolverhampton

Where were you working at the time of your pregnancy? “I was working for a large marketing company that had some very big clients.”

The Maternity Scandal – story 2

The details of each of our interviewees has been altered in order to retain their anonymity.

Laura, 30, from Exeter

Where were you working at the time of your pregnancy?

“I was working part time for a retail group in one of its main offices, taking phone calls from customers, dealing with queries and taking orders. I loved my job because every day was different.”

The Maternity Scandal – story 1

In February, we ran a piece entitled ‘The Secret Scandal of Pregnancy and Maternity Redundancy’ To accompany this, we asked you via Facebook and Twitter if this issue had affected you, and if so to share your stories with us. As a result, we received a number of fascinating – and very diverse – accounts of how this issue has affected the jobs of real women before, during and after their pregnancies.

Now, we’re sharing these accounts with you as a regular series. Once you’ve read the account below, and the others as they’re added,

Making a Positive out of Redundancy

Being made redundant is a shock to the system but it could be the spur to launch yourself into a new career – as your own boss. There is little more enthralling than coming up with a revenue-earning idea and turning it into a reality. You could even end up thanking your stars for that redundancy notice…

We talk to David Bailey, founder of Motormouse

David Bailey knows how it feels, more than most. He’s been made redundant three times, and each time has bounced back with a complete career change. His first experience of

Top Financial Tips for the Underemployed

Our recent article revealed that one in ten employees wants to work more hours than they’re being offered. So, what financial steps can you take if you become a victim of underemployment?

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Not every career move is voluntary. Markets are fickle and employers may have to trim and adjust their workforces accordingly. So what can you do to protect yourself for those periods when you find yourself with fewer hours than you expected, or none at all? Jobsite discussed the issue with two IFAs, Alan Steel, founder and chairman of Alan