Discrimination based on pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions is a major problem at workplaces across Finland, according to the country’s family affairs and social services minister, Annika Saarikko.

In her latest blog post, the minister said the most common examples of pregnancy discrimination are cases in which an employer decides not to extend the fixed-term contract of an employee after learning that she is pregnant and cases in which an employer terminates the position of ...

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