Tips for dealing with Shared Parental Leave

  • Do not underestimate the potential popularity of Shared Parental Leave – a recent survey has shown that more than a third of men say that being a “stay at home dad” would be the best financial option for their family.
  • Act now – employers need to put appropriate policies and procedures in place as soon as possible.
  • Avoid the risk of potential discrimination claims by ensuring that discontinuous leave requests are dealt with sensitively and fairly and avoid treating men and women differently. If refusing a request ensure that there are well-documented business reasons for the refusal.

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