According to a new YouGov survey conducted on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
, UK employers are stuck in the dark ages when it comes to recruiting pregnant women
and new mothers. The research polled 1,106 decision makers in business and it uncovered worrying attitudes towards unlawful behaviour during the recruitment process.
Six in ten employers think that a woman should have to disclose whether she is pregnant during the recruiting process while 46 percent think it is reasonable to ask women if they have young children. The EHRC warned that many businesses are "decades behind the law" .