Looking for a Perl development position in London

Philip Potter philip.g.potter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 17:02:05 GMT 2010

On 4 February 2010 16:50, Dominic Thoreau <dominic at thoreau-online.net> wrote:
> On 4 February 2010 16:29, Raphael Mankin <raph at mankin.org.uk> wrote:
>> It's 9 months of full salary more expensive to hire a woman who gets
>> pregnant, takes her full maternity leave and then decides not to return
>> to work. Adding on to this  advertising, time to review CVs, time to
>> interview and so on, the cost of recruitment can itself run into
>> thousands.
> These days aren't parental leave rights extended to a fairly generous
> degree towards the father as well?
> IIRC if the mother wants to return to work the father can take
> parental leave with very similar conditions (of course, since I have
> no real possibility of being in this situation in the near future I
> may have mis-remembered it)

Statutory paternity leave is up to 2 weeks. There may be more generous
employers but the law does not require it. But perhaps you're on to
something -- make paternity and maternity rights more equal and it
becomes less of an incentive to discriminate against childbearing-age


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