Premature babies' parents given extra leave by council

Premature babies' parents given extra leave by council
 

A council is giving extra leave to staff members who have premature babies needing hospital treatment.
Employees at Waltham Forest Council are entitled to an extra week of leave for every week their premature baby spends in hospital before their due date.
The council believes it is the first employer in the UK to introduce such a policy.
Campaigners hope the scheme will put pressure on the government to change maternity and paternity leave laws.
When babies are born prematurely, parental leave starts the day after the birth.
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8 January 2018 in Regional, Views: 41
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