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Author says women without kids should get maternity leave

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HC Online | 06 May 2016, 09:45 AM Agree 0
One high-profile author has come under fire after arguing in favour of paid leave for employees who don’t have kids.
  • JM | 06 May 2016, 11:31 AM Agree 0
    What a ridiculous stance.
    Perhaps a period of Leave Without Pay after 4 weeks of Annual Leave would satisfy the need for "me" time!
  • David Sydney | 06 May 2016, 11:39 AM Agree 0
    I do think she has a point.
    And, notwithstanding the demands made on new parents, it is *their* choice to have a child. The work (and cost, and commitment) goes with that choice.
    So why shouldn't someone without children be able to access longer leave for any purpose they choose. Which might include caring for an ageing or disabled parent or relative; doing volunteer work; research or study.
    And what about the many parents who didn't get parental leave when they had children 10 or 20 years ago because it simply wasn't available?
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