The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development welcomed the introduction of new flexible working rights for parents, adding that it should be extended to all employees.
However, statutory paternity leave, which now stands at two weeks, should not be extended at present, the CIPD said.
It said it was too soon after the legislation was introduced to consider extending the period and also opposed the introduction of unpaid paternity leave.
Mike Emmot, CIPD’s head of employee relations said: ‘Most employees will have issues about work/life balance. If the government wishes to look again at the issue of unpaid leave, this should be addressed in its broader context rather than as a series of apparently unrelated employee rights.’
Mark McMullen joins the private client services team from Smith & Williamson
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The firm reports 7.6% global fee income growth for the year ending 31 December 2016