Apprentice winner Yasmina Siadatan has announced her pregnancy, months after beginning her £100, 000 a year job at Alan Sugar’s AMScreen Healthcare company.
The result of a whirlwind romance with a colleague, Mina’s pregnancy has received the blessing of Sir Alan Sugar, according to the Daily Mail. Sir Alan has previously courted controversy by suggesting maternity laws have gone “too far” and that employers should be allowed to question prospective female employees about their future plans.
“At first Mina was worried about what Lord Sugar would say,” a friend told the Mail. “But you can’t help who you fall for and he has been fine about it.”
Mina plans to take maternity leave at Christmas but the amount of time she’ll be away from the office is currently undecided. A spokesman for Sir Alan said, “He is pleased for Yasmina and very supportive. He looks forward to welcoming her back when she is ready.”
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