Businesses ‘still failing to address maternity pay penalties’

___   Pay parity approaching for women in their 20s, new figures suggest, but gap remains significant after childbirth Female employees in their twenties have seen a significant narrowing of the gender pay gap over the past two generations and are now paid 5 per cent less than men, according to a new report from… Continue reading

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Only 5 per cent of new fathers opt for shared parental leave

___   Four-fifths of employers have received no SPL requests, according to new CIPD data Just 5 per cent of new fathers and 8 per cent of new mothers have taken up shared parental leave (SPL) since it was introduced in April 2015, according to new data from the CIPD. Only one-fifth (21 per cent)… Continue reading

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