08/28/2014 05:36 pm ET Updated Aug 28, 2014

40 Percent Of Managers Avoid Hiring Younger Women To Get Around Maternity Leave

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A third of managers would rather employ a man in his 20s or 30s over a woman of the same age for fear of maternity leave, according to a new study. A survey of 500 managers by law firm Slater & Gordon showed that more than 40% admitted they are generally wary of hiring a woman of childbearing age, while a similar number would be wary of hiring a woman who has already had a child or hiring a mother for a senior role.

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