Employers must throw their weight behind a new law which allows fathers of new babies to share parental leave with their partners – or it could quickly “run into the sand”, a charity has said.
And if it does, would that be so terrible?
Chief executive Javed Khan said: “Leave to look after children is not only a woman’s issue. This law can spearhead a profound cultural change and tackle long-standing gender-biased attitudes to parenting. “
Well, I can understand how a dyed-in-the-wool progressive working a succession of public-sector and partnership agency jobs could be a little confused on this subject, but the purpose of a business is to make money, not to ‘spearhead cultural change’, Javed, ol’ son.