One in seven women made redundant after maternity leave amid growing discrimination

One in seven women made redundant after maternity leave amid growing discriminationMore than half of women who were discriminated against 'suffer in silence'Tenth of women found themselves replaced by their maternity leave coverOne in seven felt they were overlooked for a promotion following maternity30,000 women lose jobs every year due to to pregnancy discrimination By Emily Andrews PUBLISHED: 14:40 GMT, 10 March 2013 | UPDATED: 22:52 GMT, 10 March 2013 Discrimination: A survey of 1,000 women found that more than half of women subjected to discrimination 'suffer in silence', with one in seven made redundant One in seven women are made redundant after their maternity leave, according to a study. And campaigners say discrimination against those who return to work after giving birth is on the increase. The study found that 40 per cent said their jobs had changed by the time they returned, with half reporting a cut in hours or demotion

Kate Middleton pregnant: Royal succession bill to be rushed through Parliament

New laws to ensure Royal baby becomes monarch to be rushed through Parliament A week after Duchess of Cornwall left hospital, minister publish BillNick Clegg says legislation will be passed 'as wuickly as we can'Commonwealth countries have agreed changes to line of succession rulesThe law of primogeniture had once meant boys leapfrogged older sistersNew baby would be in third place by becoming more important than Harry | UPDATED: 16:30 GMT, 13 December 2012 Law changes to make sure Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first baby can succeed to the throne are to be rushed through parliament. MPs will meet on Monday to start rewriting 660-year-old laws to ensure that if the royal couple have a girl she will become Queen, even if she has a young brother. Ministers are to prioritise the law change with the urgency usually reserved for anti-terror laws.

Woman, 37, sues health minister Jeremy Hunt after she was told she is "too old" for IVF

Woman, 37, sues health minister after she was told she is 'too old' for IVF | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 2 December 2012 Under fire: Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt is being sued after a 37-year-old woman was refused IVF treatment on the grounds of her age A woman aged 37 is suing Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt after being told she is too old for fertility treatment. The woman has been refused IVF treatment by her local primary care trust