Women fear maternity leave jeopardises their careers and half admit they would ‘hide their pregnancy’ from boss to secure promotion, study finds.
More than two thirds of pregnant women believe they risk their jobs by taking maternity leave and fear competition from ambitious colleagues, according to a new study.
Seven in ten women are worried about redundancy and feel their job is more vulnerable if they take statutory maternity leave after giving birth.
The study by recruitment firm maternitycover.com reveals the extent of working women’s concerns about the impact pregnancy has on their careers.
Half of the 1,300 women asked said they would consider hiding their pregnancy from their boss if they were offered a new job or a promotion.
The law states that women can take 26 weeks of standard…
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