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Kering enhances paid paternity and partner leave for employees worldwide

Global luxury goods organisation Kering has enhanced its paid paternity and partner leave, offering all new fathers and partners up to 14 weeks of fully paid leave. Effective from 1 January 2020, the improved paternity and partner leave has been amended to match the organisation’s enhanced maternity policy; all new parents employed at Kering will […]

O2 enhances paternity leave to boost inclusion and engage diverse families

In April 2019, telecommunications organisation O2 enhanced its paid paternity leave to align with its wider ambitions for inclusion, and to engage diverse families within its 7,000-strong UK employee base. The enhanced policy enables birth fathers, as well as those who become parents through adoption or surrogacy, to take up to 14 weeks of leave […]

Dubai International Financial Centre introduces paternity leave

The Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) has enacted a new employment law, providing around 24,000 financial services employees with access to five days of statutory paternity leave. The DIFC is a financial ecosystem consisting of professionals employed across more than 2,000 organisations. Considered the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, […]

O2 extends paid paternity leave to 14 weeks for 6,500 staff members

Telecommunications organisation O2 has extended its paid paternity leave to 14 weeks for all 6,500 of its permanent employees. The new policy, effective from 1 April 2019, enables all permanent employees at O2 to take 14 weeks of leave at full pay, applicable for both heterosexual and same-sex couples, as well as adoptive and surrogate […]

FSCS extends maternity and paternity leave for parents of premature babies

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS), an independent and statutory compensation scheme for customers of authorised financial services firms, has extended its maternity and paternity leave provision for 191 employees, to accommodate and support staff whose children are born prematurely. The fully-paid extended maternity leave initiative, effective from April 2019, enables mothers who give birth […]

9% of employers provide more than the two-week statutory paternity leave entitlement

Less than one in 10 (9%) of employer respondents improve on the two-week statutory paternity leave entitlement for their employees, according to research by benchmarking service and independent information platform Incomes Data Research (IDR). The Maternity and paternity pay 2018 report surveyed 119 organisations with a collective total of 458,000 employees. It also found that 59% […]

Pure Planet equalises maternity and paternity benefits

Renewable energy supplier Pure Planet has equalised its maternity and paternity benefits, enabling both mothers and fathers to take up to 52 weeks of leave to care for a new child at an enhanced pay rate. Pure Planet has been operational for just over six months. It previously had statutory parental leave benefits in place […]

Government committee proposes giving fathers 12 weeks’ paid paternity leave

The Women and Equalities Committee has recommended the introduction of 12 weeks’ paid paternity leave and that statutory paternity pay should be set at 90% of fathers’ pay. The recommendation forms part of the Committee’s Fathers and the workplace report, published on Tuesday 20 March 2018, which sets out proposals on how the government can begin […]

Tribunal rules in favour of father in paid paternity leave discrimination case

An employment tribunal has ruled that a male employee was subjected to sex discrimination when his employer did not allow him to take additional paternity leave at full pay. In the case Mr M Ali v Capita Customer Management, Madasar Ali joined Capita Customer Management via a transfer of undertaking (protection of employment) regulation (TUPE) transfer […]

EY US sees 38% of new fathers take six weeks or more paternity leave

More than a third (38%) of US-based new fathers at professional services organisation EY are taking paternity leave for six weeks or more, following the introduction of enhanced parental leave benefits. In April 2016, the organisation announced that it would be extending its parental leave policy to 16 weeks at full pay for both male and female […]

Rosalind Bragg: Well-paid leave for all could drive paternity leave take-up

When women and men call our advice line, their big concern is money. Whether they are calling about redundancy, sick leave, health and safety, leave entitlements or pregnancy discrimination, their primary concern is how they are going to make ends meet. Babies cost money and moving onto maternity, paternity or shared parental pay means a […]