Wednesday, February 28, 2007
BBC News reports a major study of discrimination in the UK which reports that a partnered mother with a child aged under 11 is 45% less likely to be in work than a partnered man. The report suggests women with young children face more discrimination in the workplace than disabled people or those from ethnic minorities. It cites a survey of 122 recruitment agencies that revealed more than 70% of them had been asked by clients to avoid hiring pregnant women or those of childbearing age.
Read the BBC News Report (last visited February 28, 2007 bgf)