Paternity leave… one small step. September 2, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
Yesterday fathers were finally be given paid time off as paternity leave. Two weeks for birth or adoption of a child. It has to be taken within the first six weeks. A small step but as someone who followed that path eight years ago I can say from first-hand experience that paternity leave would have been a boon. I took a few days off followed by splitting a weeks holiday into two weeks worth of half days. It wasn’t great, to put it mildly. And the continual sense is of woman in this equation still doing the heavy lifting given that two weeks is absurdly insufficient.