Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Parents want workplace flexibility, not just shared parental leave, says Lewis

Over a year on from the introduction of the right to Shared Parental Leave new research has revealed that only around two per cent of fathers are taking this up.

Law firm EMW released figures this week that show that just 3,000 couples were taking up the new rights during the first three months of this year, compared with 155,000 mothers on old-style maternity leave and 52,000 of fathers on paternity leave.

Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ Absence said he wasn’t surprised by these figures as many

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