In a poll for the EHRC, 36% of employers thought it reasonable to ask a women about plans to have children. Some 59% agreed that a woman should have to disclose during the recruitment process whether she is pregnant.
The commission said the poll of 1,106 male and female decision-makers showed worrying attitudes.
The EHRC said its study showed that many employers needed more support to better understand the basics of discrimination law and the rights of pregnant women and new mothers.
A nice comment by Llamas:
I’ll reiterate what I have said here before – in 35+ years of working as an engineer, I have known quite-a-few female engineers, some good, some bad, no different than other engineers are.
Of those women, perhaps two dozen in all, only two worked continuously at their careers. All the others left their work for extended periods to have children, and the majority never returned to full-time employment. And one of the two who stayed working – well, let’s just say that a husband and children were not part of her plans.
As it happens, I am working now with a woman I worked with in the early 90s, who left her career in her late twenties to have two children and returned after almost 20 years to full-time employment as an engineer. She maintained her skills, took some catch-up classes, and has successfully transitioned back into her career. But she’s 20 years behind. And she is the glaring exception – one out of 25.
So, based on my experience, an employer who employs a woman in her twenties or thirties stands a very-high chance that she will leave her job for an extended period in the near future, and it’s more-likely-than-not that she will never come back to work. This may not be an issue for cashiers at the supermarket or admins at the National Insurance offices, but this is no way to run any sort of business that involves extensive training and highly-developed skills.
This can only make women less-attractive as candidates for employment and will lead to reduced employment of women. The realities of nature will not be denied. This is not ‘antiquated’, it is realistic. I would love to see some statistics on the true behaviours of women in the workforce.
Only an effing idiot hides behind the flung dung of “women hating” in refusing to face facts. One does not have to hate a demographic to see it’s flawed logic – for example, I don’t hate Thomas Sowell in the least, nor do I hate the batshit crazy, gobby, Millennial female SJW Mosby in Baltimore I just detest her utter lack of logic and her brainwashing.
The issue of women’s pregnancies, plus the entire outlook of the feminazi version does make them a significant risk for any organization and of lower potential value, unless the male she’s compared to is a useless SJW himself, in which case he’s even worse.