The results were virtually the same for men and women, according to the survey of about 1,000 working parents with at least one child under age 18. The survey was conducted on behalf of Bright Horizons, a for-profit child-care chain, and had a margin of error of 3.1 percentage points.
It found that about 29 percent of all working parents surveyed worried that they could get fired because of family responsibilities.
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Among a smaller group of parents who said they already had at least one worry about work-life conflict, close to half said they feared getting fired.
Getting the ax was the most common fear, but many parents also fretted about things like not getting promoted, not getting a raise or not getting choice projects because of family responsibilities.
About 31 percent said they had faked being sick because of family responsibilities, and about 23 percent said they had lied or bent the truth about family responsibilities that got in the way of work.
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