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1 in 8 employers reluctant to hire women who may have children

Makbool Javaid
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A YouGov survey for Young Women’s Trust has found that a minority of employers – one in eight – say they would be reluctant to hire a woman who they thought may go on to have children. In the survey of 800 HR decision-makers, 12% were unsure about hiring women who may have children in the future. 14% of male HR decision-makers and 10% of female decision-makers expressed this view. Despite this, attitudes are improving. 14% of HR decision-makers said that the organisation they work in takes account of whether a woman is pregnant or has children during decisions about career progression or promotion compared with 22% in 2018 and 25% in 2017.


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