A PRO-TRANS charity wants employers to stop the using the word 'mother' and replace it with 'parent who has given birth', because the term is more inclusive.
Stonewall, a UK-based LGBT rights non-profit organisation is pressuring businesses to make the controversial switch so they can make the cut on its Workplace Equality Index.
The charity says that featuring on the Index allows employers to understand their employees' experiences and shows commitment to LGBT equality.
Those who make the top 100 list are allowed to adorn the Top 100 Employers logo to promote their achievement.
Stonewall's guidance includes urging employers to add gender pronouns to email signatures and prohibiting single-sex toilet facilities.
Its latest advice, to ban the word 'mother', has sparked an immediate backlash, with campaigners across the UK calling for an immediate inquiry into how the group has had such an influence on government departments.
Britain's equalities watchdog, the EHRC, recently cut ties with Stonewall, because they felt that the charity's scheme for 'woke' workplaces curbs the right to free speech of staff members.
Its decision comes amid accusations that the scheme is encouraging public bodies to adopt policies that create a 'culture of fear' among workers who disagree with transgender ideology.
Banning the word 'mother' is a supposed tactic to make trans men and women, as well as non-binary individuals more comfortable, and to ensure they don't feel as if the term excludes them.
Critics of the idea say it impedes women's rights and makes a mockery of basic biology.