A study from Aviva has revealed that almost a million UK workers could be secretly juggling carer responsibilities with their jobs, because they are nervous about telling employers. A survey of more than 1,000 employed UK adults who also have a range of caring duties – including caring for older relatives, partners and children with disabilities – found that 22% hadn’t told their employer about their caring commitments. When asked why this was the case, 26% said they didn’t want others to think they weren’t fulfilling their responsibilities at work and 8% said they were worried that they might lose their jobs or were concerned their career prospects would be affected.
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