19 NOVEMBER 2012

In this briefing you will find:

  • Details of the Government's proposals on shared parental leave which were incorporated in the Children and Families Bill of 2013
  • An analysis of the proposals which the Fawcett Society welcome such as paid time off for fathers/partners to attend antenatal appointments with the mother and the potential for mothers to transfer leave to fathers/partners two weeks after the birth of the child
  • Concerns regarding the lack of communication to workers and employers on the reforms and the fact that the Government will not be extending ring fenced paternity leave for fathers/partners

Link to the Report: Modern Workplaces, Maternity Rights and Gender Equality