That's interesting. I always thought that lengthy maternity leaves would serious impede the hiring and promotion of women unless men were basically *required* to take a comparable leave. For example, in my office here in the states men can take parental leave, but none of them ever actually do beyond maybe a week. Some of them even are back at work the next day. Shifting the culture on that is going to be a big one.
11/3/13 at 11:57am