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Morson Signs ‘Greater Manchester is Working Forward’ Pledge to End Maternity and Paternity Discrimination

Greater Manchester Working Forward event

Jessica Tabinor news

Morson was proud to attend the Greater Manchester is Working Forward event on Friday which highlighted the importance of diversity in the workplace with a particular focus on gender equality and working parents.

TV presenter Helen Skelton, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham and a number of business leaders came together to celebrate Greater Manchester’s commitment to ending pregnancy, maternity and paternity discrimination.

Working Forward is a nationwide campaign which is backed by a number of the UK’s leading businesses to make the workplace the best it can be for pregnant women and new parents. Along with some of the biggest names in business, Morson is delighted to pledge its commitment to ending pregnancy, paternity and maternity discrimination in the workplace by signing the Working Forward business pledge and are now part of the growing community.

Attendees discussed how businesses manage pregnancy, maternity, paternity and flexible working along with some of the challenges employers encounter and how to combat these challenges.

Morson’s Talent Acquisition Partner, Kirsty Wilson signed the pledge on behalf of Morson Group and said:

“The Working Forward seminar was a fantastic event with powerful and inspiring stories shared throughout the morning. By pledging our support to Working Forward we commit to making Morson supportive for pregnant women and new parents. We hope we can lead in this best practice and work to end maternity and paternity discrimination, not only within our business but within the industries we work.”

Special guests, Jodi Birkett, Partner at Deloitte UK, Chithra Marsh, Associate Director at Buttress Architect, Louis Georgiou, MD of Code Computer Love and Lynne Fish, Senior HR Manager at Suez sat on the panel and questions were posed to a panel of experts ranging from Authors to Employment Solicitors.

To read more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion, click here.