Taking Action Against Pregnancy Or Maternity Discrimination

David specialises in supporting employees who are being discriminated against due to pregnancy or maternity leave.

David’s 27 years of experience in this area means that he is well-placed to deal robustly with offending employers.

He is top-ranked and listed as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 2023 (the main independent guide to the best lawyers in the UK).

David has helped numerous employees fight back when they have not had the strength to do so themselves.  David’s aim is to take the stress away from the client with him dealing with the offending employer to obtain an offer of suitable exit terms as swiftly as possible, usually under a settlement agreement.

David is not intimidated by the size of the employer or by any law firm acting for them.


Some examples of pregnancy related discrimination which David comes across are;-

  • discriminatory comments
  • mistreatment generally
  • lack of promotion/demotion
  • redundancy
  • performance management/PIP
  • dismissal or attempts to force exit
  • demotion or reduced allocation of work
  • reduction in bonus payments
  • treating maternity as a disability or sickness


The types of discrimination which David sees regularly facing his clients on maternity leave are;-

  • discriminatory comments
  • being replaced whilst on leave/by maternity cover
  • not being considered for promotion/new roles
  • being chosen for redundancy or restructuring/re-organisation
  • dismissal or attempts to force exit
  • demotion
  • reduced allocation of work/sidelining
  • reduction in bonus payments

David advised clients on their potential claims and their value.  He also gives expert tactical advice on how best to secure acceptable exit terms from the employer.

For an initial discussion or for immediate assistance with your pregnancy/maternity issue, please call David now on 0203 603 2177 or Click To Make A Free Online Enquiry.

Taking Action Against Pregnancy Or Maternity Discrimination

Simon Turner
I would not hesitate to recommend David to anyone needing advice on employment law.
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If you are looking for the best then look no further. David provides honest and trustworthy advice that is easy to digest.
Ali Goodman
Having worked with him for many years I can strongly recommend David as a leading employment lawyer.
David is a great employment lawyer and an exceptional professional. I would highly recommend David.
Martin Lovelock
David gives clear, expert advice on all employment matters.
Sarah Williams
Superb, realistic, jargon-free, employment law advice. I'd have no hesitation to recommend David Greenhalgh to employees or employers, and indeed have done with other colleagues benefiting from his specialist employment law experience. He is commercially-focused and gives practical advice to solve employment issues. He's professional, responsive and works quickly.