Policies designed to help fathers in the workplace need reforming if Government is to meet the needs of 21st century families and tackle the gender pay gap, according to MPs.
The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has shifted the onus of responsibility for solving the gender pay gap to employers. As the Women and Equality Committee publishes its report on fathers and the workplace this week, Duncan Fisher examines the issue of fathers looking after children and says it's up to employers to push for a level playing field.
In Kocur v Angard Staffing Solutions Ltd and another, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a failure to provide an agency worker with the same annual leave entitlement and paid rest breaks as those enjoyed by permanent employees could not be offset by a higher rate of pay.
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A quarter of workers would rather work part-time, for less money, if they knew it would have no impact on their career progression, according to research released today.
Four in 10 (43%) organisations increased their use of agency workers over the last five years as they struggled to fill staffing gaps.
The Government consults on the recommendations in the "Taylor review of modern working practices" regarding agency workers.
Mothers who work part time suffer a long-term pay penalty that widens the gender pay gap.
Assumptions about the effectiveness of training programmes need to be challenged as remote and flexible working patterns become more widespread, says Samantha Caine. And there must be a place for face-to-face sessions.
Almost one in five (18%) working parents have deliberately slowed down their career progression as they have struggled to balance their working life with their responsibilities at home.
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