Being a working parent is something to be proud of, and yet many working mums and dads feel it’s in their best interest to keep quiet about this large part of their lives. For working dads, even those at C-suite level have spoken up about feeling pressured to prioritise their work over their family. And though pregnancy discrimination is illegal, working mums take a significant paycut throughout the duration of their children’s lives. Alarmingly, more than half report that they’re treated differently upon returning to work.
The fact of the matter is parents are afraid to speak up, and with very good reason.
It’s simply not enough to say to working parents, “don’t be afraid to speak up.” More needs to be done to ensure their satisfaction and retention. Click here for recommended courses of action.