Women scared to tell boss baby on way

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ALMOST half of working women are nervous about telling their boss they are pregnant because of the possible reaction, according to a new survey.

Even more are unclear about their maternity rights, amid fears that even asking about a company’s policy could affect their career, the study of 1,000 working women found.

QualitySolicitors said its research revealed concerns about broaching the subject of motherhood in the workplace, suggesting a need for companies to make their policy openly available to staff.

Craig Holt of QualitySolicitors, said a culture of “don’t ask, don’t tell” has been allowed to develop.