Jun 10, 2021

John Lewis to offer equal parental leave to staff

John Lewis is set to become the largest retailer in the UK to offer six months' equal parental leave, as well as two weeks' paid leave for couples who lose a child during pregnancy. Employees who experience the loss of a pregnancy will be entitled to take two weeks' paid leave. Statutory maternity pay in the UK is paid for up to 39 weeks at 90 per cent of the employee's average weekly earnings before tax for the first six weeks. For the next 33 weeks, pay is equal to either £151.97 per week or 90 per cent of average weekly earnings, whichever is lower. New fathers are entitled to the same money but can choose to either take one week or two consecutive weeks' leave.

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