New provisions allowing parents to share parental leave come into force in the UK this year. These will be available to parents in England, Scotland and Wales who will give birth to or adopt a child after April 5 next year.
"Never take vacation? Dread the pile up of work if you do? Feel no one can do your job if you leave? That you’re indispensable? Or worse, do you worry that if you take a break, no one will think you really are?"
"This week, new YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki revealed in an interview with Re/code that she is expecting her fifth child in December. As she recently told Fast Company, work and motherhood are inextricably linked for her, and she associates each of her children with a milestone at Google, where she was employee number 16."
16 Dads 16 Experiences: This Is What Paternity Leave Looks Like in 2014
A few weeks ago, I asked a group of fathers to share the stories of their paternity leaves (or lack thereof). A few had very supportive employers with generous policies, some had nightmare situations that led to them find employment elsewhere, and most were unsupported and left to rely on their accumulated time off. Here’s a round-up, with my thoughts at the end.