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Asking about pregnancy during recruitment

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Last updated on 3 March 2017
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Must an applicant tell an employer if she is pregnant? We explain that pregnancy is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act. It is therefore illegal to discriminate against an applicant due to pregnancy. We also look at whether applicants must disclose a pregnancy.

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  1. 1 Pregnancy is a protected characteristic
  2. 2 Do not ask about pregnancy

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