Should a woman have to say if she's pregnant in a job interview?

Should a woman have to say if she's pregnant in a job interview?

Six in ten bosses think women should have to tell a potential employer if she is pregnant, according to research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

The survey of 1,106 senior decision makers found that 44% of employers agree that women should work for an organisation for at least a year before deciding to have children, and almost half (46%) of employers agree it is reasonable to ask women if they have young children during the recruitment process.

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