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parental leave

the right of a parent to take time off work to care for a child. In the UK these rights have recently been enshrined in law following a European Directive on this issue. Such leave is unpaid and is restricted to employees who have at least one year's employment. See MATERNITY RIGHTS, PATERNITY RIGHTS.
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"Further changes will come into place on September 1, 2020, when the unpaid parental leave entitlement will be extended to 26 weeks.
Parents have more than enough on their plates without worrying about their parental leave running out and having to return to work before their precious newborn comes home.
The Court of Appeal held that failing to match pay for shared parental leave to the level of maternity pay is neither direct nor indirect discrimination.
Parental leave policies are an indicator of a country's approach to gender equality.
Some new parents may choose to take personal paid time off in lieu of unpaid parental leave, saving their leave to use specifically after birth.
In view of an overarching goal of gender equality, the concerned Ministry of Pakistan should make parental leave gender neutral and make it mandatory across the board in public as well as private institutions.
Is an employer able to put restrictions on the taking of parental leave? A.
Coun Atkinson, launching the motion, argued adopting the Local Government Association's (LGA) Labour Women's Taskforce policy around parental leave would help "bring the council into the 21st century".
However, the case of Hextall, heard by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) at the beginning of 2018, may open the door to claims from male employees that failure to provide the same enhanced shared parental leave, in line with that of maternity leave, could be indirectly discriminatory against men.
Three years ago, Microsoft began requiring major suppliers to provide paid time off for workers, and parental leave was described as a reasonable next step.
These firms also increasingly offer extended parental leave benefits and encourage more lawyers to work remotely and use flexible hours.<br />Through itsWomen's Initiative, Baker Donelson has implemented numerous key initiatives designed to create an environment where female attorneys thrive, including an industry-leading parental leave policy, a firm-wide mentoring program for women, a program that awards business development grants to women attorneys, and a training program designed to help women attorneys achieve equity shareholder status.<br />Women serve in key leadership roles across Baker Donelson.
EY has announced a new parental leave policy for new mothers and fathers, extending maternity leave in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region to 16 weeks and granting a paternity leave of one week.

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