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Pregnant employees’ partners are entitled to take two weeks’ ordinary paternity leave provided that they have the required continuous service.
Shared parental leave enables mothers to commit to ending their maternity leave and pay at a future date, and to share the untaken balance of leave and pay as shared parental leave and pay with their partner.
24 Jun 2019
Theresa May could offer fathers 12 weeks’ paid paternity leave as one of her ’legacy’ policies before she leaves office as Prime Minister.
16 Jun 2019
Almost a quarter (23%) of new fathers did not qualify for statutory paid paternity leave last year, either because they...
31 May 2019
JPMorgan Chase will pay $5m to settle a discrimination claim filed by a male employee in the US
28 May 2019
The Court of Appeal has ruled that employers can enhance maternity pay, while only offering statutory shared parental pay for fathers.
20 May 2019
Denmark has some of the most generous parental leave and childcare support schemes in the world. But have these had...
3 May 2019
Support for flexible working should be visible from leadership level to help create “human-sized” jobs that enable a greater work-life...
16 Apr 2019
With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...
5 Apr 2019
Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...
5 Apr 2019
Shared parental leave is unaffordable for most working families and should be overhauled, according to the TUC.
Shared parental leave...
3 Apr 2019
Drinks giant Diageo has announced a new policy to offer men and women 52 weeks’ parental leave with the first...
1 Apr 2019
Mobile network O2 has increased paid paternity leave for all permanent staff to 14 weeks, which it claimed is among...
19 Mar 2019
A number of employers including Asos, IBM, Lidl and Facebook are completely ‘invisible’ when it comes to publicising their support...
8 Mar 2019
On International Women’s Day, Lauren Touré looks at how encouraging men to share parental responsibilities can have a profound effect on female career progression.
18 Dec 2018
The government said in October that it plans to consult on the former employment relations minister Jo Swinson’s bill to...