Susi Castle

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Opting out of shared parental leave

What about if we encouraged businesses to make parental leave an opt-out? Just like with pensions I believe it would encourage uptake – even if accidentally – and de-stigmatise taking the full allowance for men. Further, I think it could encourage people to reflect on the causes of the gender pay gap and realise how unworkable it is to have women earning less than men.