The Trades Union Congress claims one worker in 12 do not take the time off to which they are legally entitled.
New research published by University College London (UCL) suggests the government’s Shared Parental Leave (SPL) scheme has failed to be popular as taking advantage of the entitlement is not a financially viable option for most new parents.
Most working fathers are continuing to take less than two weeks off following the birth of their children, and the number of new fathers claiming paternity leave in the UK has fallen for the first time in five years, says new research published by EMW.
A recent Ipsos MORI survey revealed that balancing work and care responsibilities is seen by only 14% of the global population as the most important issue facing women and girls. With 17% of women and 11% of men citing it as a priority, the issue lags behind topics such as sexual harassment (31%), sexual violence (28%), and equal pay (19%).
A recent report by the Women and Equalities Committee of the House of Commons expressed a concern that non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) are being used unethically by some employers to silence victims of sexual harassment. The report shows that even though confidentiality agreements cannot prevent an employee from making a protected disclosure (making a disclosure in the public interest) in accordance with the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, this is usually unclear to the individuals in the agreement they sign.
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