Research by University College London suggests that the shared parental leave scheme is failing, with financial implications and strict eligibility criteria creating barriers for many new parents. But there are ways the scheme can be saved.
The government has committed to exploring the case for five days' statutory paid leave for carers, but has been criticised for "barely paying lip service" to other recommendations made to help improve working carers' lives.
More needs to be done to educate employers about their responsibilities to diabetic workers, it has been claimed, as it emerged that one in five people with diabetes have faced disciplinary action for missing work.
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