What do we mean by ‘paternity leave’?
Paternity leave is a father-specific right to take time off work soon after the birth of a child.
What is the ideal design of parenting leave (maternity, paternity and parental leave) in high, middle and low income countries?
Jeremy Davies writes:
Back in July 2012 we wrote a paper called Stick to your guns, urging the Government to pursue the plan it had outlined in its Modern Workplaces consultation.
PATERNITY LEAVE/ PAY & PARENTAL LEAVE
Questions we have been asked include:
‘I took two weeks paternity leave, but now my employer says I was not entitled to it and won’t be paid’
‘I work as a teacher and my Head says that teachers aren’t eligible for paternity leave’
‘I have heard that fathers as well as mothers have a right to ask for flexible working when their children are young.
How much leave should be available exclusively to mothers when they have a baby – and how much should be shareable with the father?
Jeremy Davies writes: Today I was invited to speak on a phone-in on the Kaye Adams show on BBC Scotland, for International Women’s Day.