HR Dilemma: Should fathers get longer paternity leave?
Working fathers are facing discrimination, as their employers turn down their requests for flexible hours. Outdated attitudes are preventing fathers from spending more time with their families, whilst also forcing working mothers to put their careers on the backfoot - The Telegraph reports.
Margot James, the Business Minister, described the actions as discriminatory. She told MPs at the Women and Equalities Committee: “One of the reasons employers are less generous to fathers is that they are not so sure of their legal obligations to fathers as they are to mothers,” she said. “They think they can stand in the way more of what fathers need to do at home, and that is wrong.”