UK Human Rights Chief: Kid-Shmid. Paid Maternity Leave Is Bad For Career

[NDTV] Giving women a year’s maternity leave after the birth of every child is harming their careers, a gender watchdog says.

Employers are having second thoughts in employing women or short-listing them for promotions because of the one-year paid leave, according to Equalities and Human Rights Commission.

Commission chief executive Nicola Brewer told The Times that she will shortly call for a serious re-think of the policy.

Brewer argues that generous maternity benefits have entrenched the assumption that only mothers bring up children and failed to hasten a social revolution where both parents are equally responsible for caring for their family.

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