Richard Anthony Chemaly
4 minute read
7 Jan 2020
3:14 pm

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

Richard Anthony Chemaly

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?

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

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...