Careers are hindered by babies, say one-third of mothers

10-09-2008

Careers are hindered by babies, say one-third of mothers
Mothers in the UK believe that having a baby has caused setbacks to their careers, a survey discovered.

The poll, undertaken by parent's group Bounty, found that one-third of working mothers think having a baby hinders workplace prospects, the Telegraph reported.

A further 49 per cent of those questioned said they had missed out on promotions and benefits due to taking maternity leave.

Representative for Bounty, Ian Beswetherick said: "The fact of the matter is that many mums work harder than ever before when they return to work as they are afraid to be seen as part-timers."

A positive note, Mr Beswetherick added, is that increasing numbers of mothers are setting up their own businesses.

Last week, an advisor for law firm Allen & Overy said that women may face further discrimination as the government introduces an extension in the benefits available to them.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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