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Should Equal Paternity/Maternity Paid Leave Be Mandatory?
Equal paternity/maternity paid leave should be mandatory.
Men and women no longer have radically separated roles in present society, so the law should treat fathers and mothers in the same way.
This would mean equality of genders in the workplace.
This would mean greater recognition of parental responsibilities for men.
Same sex couples would receive better support.
Men would be more invested in their family lives.
It should be a family matter, to decide who or when a parent should go on paternity/maternity leave - the government shouldn't engage in personal/private matters.
There is a risk of absenteeism from fathers.
paternity leave, many men do not take it - mandatory leave may be an infringement on their rights.
It is difficult to enforce when paternity isn't fully known.
Employers are unlikely to embrace the change.
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