Research and analysis

Maternity and paternity leave and flexible working arrangements: employer perceptions

Survey findings on employers' perceptions of maternity and paternity leave and flexible working arrangements.

Document

Employment Regulation Part B: Employer perceptions of maternity and paternity leave and flexible working arrangements

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Detail

This research, conducted in 2012, presents the findings from a qualitative survey of around 40 employers as well as a literature review of the published evidence.

The report explores employers’ perceptions of the maternity and paternity leave arrangements and flexible working arrangements in place at the time, as well as their perceptions of the government’s original (2011) proposals for shared parental leave and flexible working.