Friday 17 April 2015

Finally... We Have Shared Parental Leave!

For as long as I can remember, it's always been mother's due to give birth, or mother's who have just given birth that's been allowed to take time off work here in the UK under a scheme called Maternity Leave. Whilst mother's were entitled to up to a year off work (52 weeks), father's however had no right to have paid time off.

Over the years, Paternity Leave was introduced giving fathers two weeks off to help out at home and see the first two weeks of their new baby's life but now, years overdue in my opinion, something better has been introduced in the UK called Shared Parental Leave.

Not being fully aware of the scheme myself, I done my research (not that I'm planning on having any more babies - at least just yet!) and I have to say I am impressed, it's not the best but it's a LOT better then the way things were before! On short, parents can now share the time they're allowed off work, which means either parent can return to work if they want, whilst one stays at home, or even both could stay at home!

Without me rambling on and making things confusing, and also putting my two pence in, I thought I'd share the infographic below with you all, it's well worth the read, or a skim over at least! It's also much more explainable then me, I beat around the bush and make a mountain out of a molehill apparently!

Until next time,
Jada x

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This infographic was created by GoToMeeting


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