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Shared maternity leave Bill will give parents greater flexibility

Fianna Fáil has introduced a bill in the Dáil which will allow parents to share maternity leave.

People who have children through surrogacy should be eligible for maternity leave, says HSE forum member

A member of the HSE West’s regional health forum says it is wrong that HSE employees who have a child through surrogacy are not eligible for statutory maternity leave.

Fathers fear taking parental leave will impact career

More than half (52 per cent) of employees think that new fathers in their organisation do not take the full parental leave they are entitled to, according to Hays Ireland’s Gender Diversity Report 2017.

More than half of mothers are working during maternity leave

SMA Nutrition Ireland research has revealed that more than half of working mothers (52 per cent) have been involved in work-related activities in some capacity during their maternity leave.

Goverment attacking working mothers — Chambers

Fianna Fáil local area representative for Castlebar, Lisa Chambers, has accused the Government of engaging in a targeted attack on working mothers. This week she raised the issue that €70 million has been taken from maternity benefit in the last two budgets, through a new tax on the benefit this year and a cut in weekly payments next year. She said, “Last year Fine Gael decided to tax maternity benefit for the first time in history. This tax kicked in in July and has resulted in thousands of mothers in Mayo losing up to €2,700 or €450 per month during their 26 weeks maternity leave.”

LEGAL MATTERS

My partner and I are expecting our first child in a few months time. I know that she is entitled to maternity leave but is my employer obliged to give me additional time off work when our baby is born? Also, I would like to attend medical appointments with her. Are fathers entitled to time off work to attend such appointments?

LEGAL MATTERS

My partner and I are expecting our first child in a few months time. I know that she is entitled to maternity leave but is my employer obliged to give me additional time off work when our baby is born? Also, I would like to attend medical appointments with her. Are fathers entitled to time off work to attend such appointments?

 

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