According to Moneyguru, 70% of UK employers are discriminating against women
The gender pay gap is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to inequality in the workplace for women.
Research from price comparison experts Money Guru has revealed that 70% of UK employers believe that women should declare their pregnancy during the recruitment process. In fact, 1 in 7 (14%) of employers admitted to being reluctant to hire a women who may go on to have children.
Studies show that 39% of young mothers have been illegally asked in job interviews about how being a mother would affect their ability to work. What’s more 24% of employers believe women should work for them for at least a year before having children.
Registered Psychologist Rachel Hard told Money Guru that “The title ‘maternity leave’ gives a gendered role or expectation of who can/should take leave to care for a new baby. The traditional male and female roles are often still in play despite social sanctions to establish equality.”