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AUTHOR: Charlotte Wolff
IRS research finds that although half the organisations in
our survey enhance paternity leave beyond the statutory minimum, fathers
and partners of new mothers are still reluctant to use it, especially if the
enhanced wage falls short of full pay.
On this page:Why extend paternity leave
rights?Box 1: Paternity leave rightsViews on paternity rightsChart 1: Impact
of extended paternity leave on employersChart 2: HR
views on flexible working for male employeesPaternity
leave take-up ratesChart 3: Paternity leave
take-upEmployer comments on paternity leave
issues Enhanced paternity leaveBox 2: Additional paternity leaveEnhancements by sectorImpact on
organisationsAdoption leave take-up rateEnhanced adoption leaveBox 3: Adoption
leave rightsOur researchBox 4:
Examples of enhanced adoption leave payTable 1:
Examples of enhanced paternity leaveAdditional
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