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Bosses assess pregnancy risk

21st April 2008

According to a survey, over half - 52% - of managers in the UK consider whether a potential employee is likely to become pregnant before they employ them.

The survey by Employment Law Advisory Services (ELAS), also showed 76% of managers would not employ someone if they were aware they would become pregnant within six months. ELAS head of consultancy Peter Mooney said: "For many bosses it is down to the bottom line – a pregnant member of staff will cost money."

 


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