Denmark - Forced paternity leave in order to give women better career chances - March 31, 2019

The Ledernes Hovedorganisation, a trade union for executives and managers, has proposed an obligatory four-month paternity leave to improve the position of women on the labour market. With the forced 16 weeks paternity leave for fathers, women would only get 30 weeks of publicly financed maternity leave. According to the union, the current situation has a negative effect on the career chances of women. If women are to have a chance of reaching the top, the care for children should be more equally divided between fathers and mothers. Whilst social and health care workers are in favour of the Ledernes Hovedorganisations proposal on obligatory paternity leave, the employers’ organisation is against earmarked paternity leave.

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