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Fathers and flexible working post lockdown

Published on: 09 September 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Fathers and flexible working post lockdown
  • Lockdown and working from home
  • Could lockdown achieve what Shared Parental Leave (SPL) failed to deliver?
  • Balance
  • What can employers do where they wish to promote flexible working and homeworking?

Article summary

Employment analysis: A great deal has been written about the impact that lockdown has had on women, particularly working mothers, and the longer-term impact it is likely to have on gender equality. But how has lockdown affected men and working fathers? According to research undertaken during lockdown, almost two thirds of fathers would like to work flexibly in the future to spend more time with their family. As the Fatherhood Institute explains, ‘Men’s childcare, rising since the 1960s, is at its highest since records began’. In this Law-Now article, Gary Henderson, partner, and Val Dougan, professional support lawyer, at CMS consider why the last five months of enforced homeworking for many fathers may prompt longer term change. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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