parental leave


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parental leave

n.
A leave of absence granted to a parent to care for a new baby.

paren′tal leave′


n.
a leave of absence for a parent to care for a new baby.
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Justice Minister Charlie signed the act which allows working mums and dads to apply for the additional unpaid parental leave from September.
That appeal tribunal decision closely followed another one by the same body in the case of Hextall v Chief Constable of Leicestershire Police, which rejected claims of direct sex discrimination in similar circumstances on the basis that the correct comparator to a man claiming shared parental leave could only be a woman claiming such leave, not a woman on maternity leave.
And why did the UK implement shared parental leave in the first place?
If passed, the Bill will extend parental leave for parents of those babies who spend extended time in neonatal care.
With the world watching, this is the perfect time to talk about parental leave and how employers can help smooth the process.
Volvo Cars, a Sweden-based automaker, has launched a paid gender-neutral parental leave policy for all sales company employees in the EMEA region.
Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y, introduced the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA), offering up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave to federal employees.
States should use parental leave policies to reduce gender inequality.
The motion called for parental leave policies to apply to people regardless of gender, parents wanting to adopt and to encourage a wider range of people to become councillors in future.
"It caught our eye that this parental leave policy was just not appropriate anymore for our changing firm," Schuweiler recalls.

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