Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Mothers with Children Face Most Severe Discrimination

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)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/2007/02/mothers_with_ch.html

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