The article was in response to recent comments by Alan Sugar on the UK version of The Apprentice
The reality is that some employers are hesitant to employ women in key roles," he said earlier this month. "Regretfully, there's concern in the back of their minds that women may not be a good choice because they may come with complications and have their work and career disrupted by family stuff."
The article goes on to look at the model in some other European countries, and suggests that giving equal leave rights to men, might be a solution.
You can read the full article here - http://www.independent.ie/business/pregnant-pause-1376461.html