Article and podcast sponsored by Fromont Briens

Olivier Thibaud, lawyer for the cabinet Fromont Briens, the legal reference in employment law, and Patrice Bonfy, co-founder and editor-in-chief of the site The Paternal, media for the new generation of fathers, speak out on the theme of extending “second parent” leave. These two young fathers explain to us how this measure would act as a real social advance in favor of gender equality and child well-being, but also how companies can now support this major societal change. .

While second parents are currently entitled to “paternity and young child care leave” for 11 consecutive days for a single birth and 18 days for a multiple birth, for many this time is insufficient. Indeed, how to calmly welcome her child and at the same time support the young mother who is just recovering from her pregnancy and childbirth in such a short time?

To compensate for the failure of the State, a hundred French companies recently implemented a more equal parental leave policy, the “Parental Act”. The latter offers a month of leave to the second parent, 100% paid. For its part, the government tends to mobilize on the subject. √Člisabeth Moreno, Minister for Gender Equality, Diversity and Equal Opportunities, said on July 19 in an interview with Le Parisien, “Extending paternity leave would be a real revolution. Man and woman must share the same responsibilities at home. “

But how can companies embark on this path and become agents of change now? Our two speakers are clear: information and understanding of everyone’s rights is essential to move forward together and grow the business of tomorrow.

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