Flexible Furlough Requests Rejected For 71% Of Working Mums
Furthermore, it found that 167 fathers had asked for furlough, compared to a staggering 3,100 mothers surveyed. Plus, of this number 75 per cent of dads had been refused, while 71 per cent of mums were told no.
The trade union group is for furlough for parents and carers to be made a legal right, and also requesting 10 days of paid carers leave as well as a right to flexible work.
“Making staff take weeks of unpaid leave isn’t the answer,” O’Grady added. “Bosses must do the right thing and offer maximum flexibility to mums and dads who can’t work because of childcare. And as a last resort, parents must have a temporary right to be furloughed where their boss will not agree.”
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