I’ve been highlighting some of the abhorrent cruelty practised by the DWP and its Jobcentre Plus (JCP) centres, recently, with articles by the SKWAWKBOX and on other blogs.
But this one shows there is no low to which the DWP will not stoop in order to deprive people of support – sanctioning a woman for admitting, during a JOB INTERVIEW, that she is pregnant.
If only this was unbelievable, rather than merely appalling. Please spread the word so people start to understand the cesspit this government has dug us into – and is still digging deeper as fast as it thinks they can get away with.
23 week pregnant woman sanctioned.
The above woman (wearing costume so the Jobcentre staff don’t recognise her) was sanctioned when 23 weeks pregnant. The reason you may ask…. for attending a work fare interview (work for nothing) at B&Q.
Whilst at the interview they noticed that she was pregnant and they said yep we will put you on light duties…. The jobcentre decided otherwise… in their words “we are sanctioning you because you told them that you were pregnant”.
So in other words she was meant to break all health and safety laws in the uk and not declare that she was pregnant. How on earth can this be right? It isn’t. She was heartbroken. She had walked a few miles to this workfare interview and she saw it as her last hope of not being sanctioned.
Ashton Under Lyne Jobcentre knowingly target pregnant women. On one of our demonstrations…
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