Tuesday 28 February 2017

Not quite a revolution, but paternity leave is at least a start down the Daddy Track

Colette Fitzpatrick

Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch.
Junior Minister Kathleen Lynch.

Heard of the Daddy Track? Of course not. There's no such thing. But the Mammy track? Well, we all know that concept.

'She's on the Mammy track', generally implies that a working woman who's pregnant or planning to have more children has lost interest in her job or career or promotion; A woman who has opted out of the workplace.

Illegal, unethical, unmentionable, the truth is that many employers view 25 to 40-year-old women as costly to their bottom line.

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