It is no longer a question today that the reconciliation of work and private life is an increasingly great problem in the lives of many people. Women returning to the labour market after maternity leave are in an especially delicate position. For this reason, we conducted a research among young mothers who would have liked to return to the world of work or have just returned recently after maternity leave. The results of our research support the idea that young mothers have great difficulties in returning to the world of work, the main reason for which are often their employers themselves, making their re-establishment all the harder.