Dory Devlin at Shine discusses a British survey of managers that showed that only five percent of them would knowingly hire a woman who was already pregnant.
Most of us can probably remember a boss or two who would have liked to ask if we planned to have children and when during an interview but held his (or her) tongue and took a gamble. I entered the work force at a time when managers knew they couldn't ask those questions, but there were plenty before them who did, and others who didn't but made a decision to avoid hiring a soon-to-be pregnant woman at all cost -- forget hiring a pregnant woman for an open position.
Do you think the managers are justified in trying to avoid hiring pregnant women? Why or why not?