Fathers gain the right to use up maternity leave

Stevens, Michelle; Phillips, Lucy
September 2009
People Management;9/24/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 20, p6
The article highlights the rule made by the British government that enables parents to share the last six months of 52 weeks maternity entitlement, which would be effective by April 2011. The changes in the rule on maternity leave provides an option for mothers who return to work after six months of leave to give the remaining six months to her partner, where three months is on statutory maternity pay and the remaining unpaid. Legoland Windsor Human Resource director Katy Grele said that this rule would enable fathers to balance their home and work life.


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