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John Lewis's equal parenthood paid leave policy

EDM (Early Day Motion) 348: tabled on 20 July 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the bold leadership shown by John Lewis in becoming the first UK retailer to introduce six months’ equal parenthood paid leave and two weeks paid leave for any partner who experiences pregnancy loss; notes that progressive practices such as this are crucial to closing the gender pay gap and encouraging less gendered and more diverse opportunities for parents; considers this a vital step in rethinking the workplace which moves society closer to creating a kinder and fairer employment sector; and encourages other business and organisations to follow the example set by John Lewis and to consider implementing similar practices for the benefit of their own workforces.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.