The firm where new mums - and dads - get fully funded parental leave
The UK's largest insurer will allow all new parents the same amount of paid leave after the arrival of a child.
Aviva will offer its 16,000 employees 26 weeks leave on full basic pay, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.
The policy applies to parents who have given birth, adopted or chosen surrogacy.
It is one of the most family-friendly offered by any UK employer, Aviva says.
A spokesperson for the professional body for human resources managers, CIPD, said Aviva's move was a significant and positive step.
But it said even when men are offered the opportunity to take shared... read more
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