Tuesday, 19 August 2008

One Year's Maternity Leave

Ministers are considering forcing firms to keep the jobs of women on maternity leave open for a year.

The law currently forces firms to hold a woman's job open for up to six months' maternity leave.

Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman is thought to be one of the senior ministers championing the plan to extend this period to 12 months.


Anonymous said...

At a time when the UK is facing much increased competition from China, India and the far east, Harriet Harman seems hell bent on making it harder and harder for British firms to compete.

Anonymous said...

What does Harman care about the UK? She's only interested in power for herslef.