Monday, March 09, 2009

Human Resources: Israel - pregnant women first targets for redundancy

The Jerusalem Post reports pregnant women are the first to be laid off during economic crises, according to a study published Sunday by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and figures released separately by both the Israel Women's Network and the Industry, Trade and Labor Ministry's Equal Opportunities Employment Commission.

Released in time for International Women's Day on Sunday, the Hebrew University study found that despite far reaching legislation designed to protect pregnant women in the workplace, more than half of the pregnant women fired in recent months have been let go illegally.
Published by Mike Hitchen, Mike Hitchen Consulting
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