Nearly one in three UK bosses admit that they have or would reject female applicants because they suspect that she ‘might start a family soon’.
The study, carried out by law firm Slater and Gordon, surveyed 501 UK bosses revealing that 15% anonymously admitted that they had broken sex discrimination laws.
Remziye Ozcan, an employment lawyer at Slater and Gordon, says: “A huge shift in attitudes still needs to take place before women feel they are not penalised for wanting both a career and children. Men are never asked to choose between the two.
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