Parenting & Employment in Wales: Slate Legal gives evidence to National Assembly for Wales inquiry

A National Assembly for Wales committee has today published a report, calling for changes to flexible working, childcare and culture, in order to achieve gender equality at work.

The report by the Equality, Local Government and Communities Committee, follows an inquiry earlier this year into pregnancy, maternity, parenting and work in Wales. 

Slate Legal’s Managing Partner, James Moss, submitted oral and written evidence to the Committee in April 2018 as part of the inquiry (click here for our written submission), and today’s report quotes from some of that evidence.

Commenting on today’s report, James Moss said:

I welcome the recommendations in today’s report. It was an honour and privilege to contribute to this important inquiry and I was keen to stress, as part of my evidence, that inflexible workplace structures, gendered assumptions about childcare, and wide-scale discrimination mean mothers are more likely to be trapped in part-time, low-paid work with fewer opportunities for career progression. I hope that this report can be a catalyst for change in Wales.

For a summary of the report's key findings and a copy of the report, click here.