The mother of all legal issues
Irish maternity law makes no provision for fathers, but with the demographic of the workplace slowly evolving, should this be changed, asks Gareth Naughton.
Caring for children has traditionally been seen as a mother's role, but with the profile of the Irish workforce changing dramatically in the boom years, is it time to reassess how parents are treated in the workplace?
Maternity leave in Ireland is currently ahead of EU targets at 26 weeks, plus an additional 16 weeks' maternity leave. But there is no provision for the father in Irish law, although, in practice, many employers give new...
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