ONE in seven employers admits to a reluctance to hire women who might have children, according to a new study.
"It is employers and our economy that miss out on the talents of young women as a result. Young women who want to work are meanwhile struggling to make ends meet and finding themselves in debt.
"Employers should value young women's contributions to their workplaces and do more to accommodate them, including by offering more flexible and part-time working opportunities.
"It's not just employers who need to stop treating women as second class citizens. Society as a whole should support men to take an equal role in childcare. Until that happens, women will continue to face discrimination at work."
One in three employers surveyed said that men will never take an equal role in caring for children.