Chris Elmore MP has today called for more employers to offer paid, shared, parental leave, during a House of Commons question on Thursday.
Mr Elmore’s call follows recommendations by the Fawcett Society that shared parental pay and paternity pay should be the right of all employees across the UK.
According to the Fawcett Society, 35% of employed dads of under 18s say men in their workplace who take time off to care for children are not supported.
Afterwards, Mr Elmore commented:
“The Government needs to step-in and reform the parental leave system in the UK.”
“The system still expects that dad goes to work whilst mum stays at home – but the reality is that this is far from what many families want.”
“Many fathers want to help care for their children, and the Government and employers should work together to allow that.”