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Would You Hire a Pregnant Woman?

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Dory Devlin at Shine discusses a British survey of managers that showed that only five percent of them would knowingly hire a woman who was already pregnant.

Do you think the managers are justified in trying to avoid hiring pregnant women? Why or why not?

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  • that's awesome and good article i like it, thanks
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    Kate, the founder of non-profit Plan To Get Pregnant

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by kimberly333 on 9th August 2012

  • that's awesome and good article i like it, thanks
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    Kate, the founder of non-profit Plan To Get Pregnant

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by kimberly333 on 9th August 2012

  • Certain jobs and certain positions are easier to consider for hiring pregnant women than others. It's hard to justify hiring a pregnant women for a high powered position that is expected to produce fast, high profile results in a year, when for 3-4 months of that year will be maternity leave. It is not only hard on the company, but I also think it is unfair for the women to do in 1/2 to 3/4 o f the time what others have 12 months to do.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Michele on 2nd May 2008

  • I once interviewed a nanny who was pregnant. She didn't work out for a number of scheduling reasons - she needed to leave by 5 and I wasn't home until 6, etc -- but we really liked her and would have probably hired her if the schedule worked better.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Nataly on 2nd May 2008

  • I am a retail manager and I couldn't tell you how many pregnant women I have hired. Yes it's inconvienient to have someone go on leave so soon but they wouldn't be looking for a job if they didn't need to work. In my line of work, planning and anticipating change is critical and as long as I do that well I can adapt to an employee going out on leave. Nothing breeds loyalty more than a good employee knowing they have somewhere to come back to when they're ready.

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by mommydee on 2nd May 2008

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