Pregnancy discrimination at work is where a woman is treated unfavorably on the grounds of pregnancy or pregnancy-related illness during the period of protection from conception to termination of statutory maternity leave. Discrimination on the basis of pregnancy in the workplace is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010, which also prohibits discrimination against motherhood.

Maternity discrimination is where you are treated unfavorably by your employer as a result of your maternity leave or a request for maternity leave. This is illegal under the 2010 Equality Act, which also covers discrimination against pregnant women. Mediation can help to resolve disputes.