No one will be checking what dads use their paternity leave for

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No one will be checking what dads use their paternity leave for

Richard Anthony Chemaly entertainment attorney, radio broadcaster and lecturer of communication ethics.

Another year and another set of rules to be excited about … supposedly. This time, it’s fathers and paternity leave. On the face of it, indeed, yay! But what happens if we dig a little deeper?

When I was a kid our school had a teacher who had been teaching for 25 years. I learnt then that after 25 years of teaching, a teacher gets a whole term off. I was excited for that class because I assumed the kids would get the term off too, but it was not to be. Even with time off, the work needs to be done: the kids taught, decisions made, deals struck, etc. Time waits for no man (nor woman, but in context of paternity, we’re talking about men now). Fortunately, I was in one of the most prominent...



 


 

 

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