"Work-life balance is central to equality of opportunity for women and
men. About 40% of all employment sex discrimination complaints to the EOC
are about pregnancy/maternity issues or flexible working hours, yet only
4% of working women are pregnant in any one year. Failure to implement
work-life balance policies can result in unlawful sex discrimination, low
morale and the loss of skilled and experienced staff."

Helen Lindars,
Senior Policy Manager, Equal Opportunities Commission.