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Employers' changes to working patterns undermine parents, finds Working Families

Employers are imposing changes to working patterns which undermine parentsí ability to combine work and childcare, according to Working Families.

Its annual report on issues faced by parents calling its helpline, found childcare costs and tax credit changes are forcing parents out of work and pregnancy and maternity discrimination "continues unabated".

The report, based on the 3,000 parents and callers contacting Working Families in 2011, highlights concerns suggests employers are less willing to consider a variety of working patterns and are imposing changes on their workforce.

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March 16, 2012

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