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Publish Parental Leave

We're calling for large employers to publish their parental leave policies for all to see.

By Mumsnet HQ | Last updated Apr 14, 2022

#publishparentalleave

We're asking for organisations to publish details about their parental leave policies (at minimum, the number of weeks of leave people can expect, and at what proportion of their usual salary). Ideally we'd like organisations to do this for maternity leave, paternity leave and adoptive leave.

Parental leave policies could easily be added to gender pay gap reporting. It's a small, cost-free change that could be a powerful incentive for employers to develop better policies. In our survey, 91% of respondents supported the proposal.

We'd love you to support this campaign too. Please follow us on Twitter for updates.

Latest: new analysis shows fewer than half of FTSE100 open about parental leave policies. Click the button below to find out more.

The results of our survey

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Eight out of 10 are reluctant to ask potential employers about pay and leave for new parents, fearing it would make a job offer less likely. We're calling on the government to add parental leave policies to gender pay gap reports.

Our analysis of the FTSE 100

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Our analysis of FTSE 100 companies has found that just 23 publish details about their maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption pay and leave.

Our analysis of the FTSE 250

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FTSE 250 companies publicise pasty discounts and ‘peternity’ leave but not parental policies.

#PublishParentalLeave updates

We wrote to all the FTSE 350 companies who don't currently publish their parental leave policies. We will be posting our updates here.

#AskYourBoss

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We want Mumsnet users to ask their bosses or senior management whether they publish their parental leave policies for all to see – and, if they don’t, we’d like you to ask whether they’d consider it.