One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven (14%) takes this, and whether she has children, into account when awarding promotions, a survey has found.
Action needs to be taken by individual organisations and at a sector-wide level to close the gender pay gap and improve gender balance in some occupations, the government has said, as it unveils a package of measures to tackle "lifetime" gender inequality.
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