Big win for dads with one company awarding a four month paternity leave policy. We are hoping this sparks a trend for other businesses to step up.
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Facebook has announced new fathers will be entitled to four months paid paternity leave after Mark Zuckerberg announces he will take two months off when his child is born.
Mark shared on Facebook – “I’ve decided to take 2 months of paternity leave when our daughter arrives. Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families.”
The new policy, which will come into effect from the beginning of next year, will cover all of Facebook’s 11,000 staff worldwide and includes mothers, fathers and same-sex parents.
Facebook’s Head of HR and Recruiting, Lori Goler, said: ‘In reviewing our parental leave policies, we have decided to make this change because it’s the right thing to do for our people and their families.
‘Studies show that when working parents take time to be with their newborns, outcomes are better for the children and families.
‘For too long, paid baby leave has been granted only to a mother who is giving birth. We believe that fathers and mothers alike deserve the same level of support when they are starting and growing a family, regardless of how they define family.’
What a fantastic new policy for parents. Fingers crossed a few more big company’s follow suit now.
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