Previous Article Next Article The Equal Opportunities Commission has called for more parental rights forfathers after the Government announced it would extend unpaid maternity leavefor mothers. Women will be entitled to a year’s maternity leave under new measuresunveiled last week by the DTI. Unpaid maternity leave will be extended by threemonths to a year. Julie Mellor, chair of the EOC, urged the DTI to consider extendingpaternity leave rights. She said, “The Government has an opportunity to widen access toflexible working practices and give fathers, as well as mothers, more choicesabout how they combine responsibilities at home and at work.” www.tiger.gov.uk www.dfee.gov.uk Comments are closed. EOC wants dads’ rights extendedOn 9 May 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.