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Paid leave to look after sick children could cost firms billions
« on: December 08, 2009, 13:33:59 pm »
Workers will be entitled to claim paid leave to care for sick relatives under plans commissioned by Women's Minister Harriet Harman.

All employees would also win the right to request flexible working hours to look after children and the elderly.

The proposals are contained in a report demanded by Miss Harman into the needs of the so-called 'sandwich generation'  -  working women who have to care for both young children and ageing relatives.

They are expected to be included in a green paper published by Miss Harman next year.

Read more: http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1233945/Harriet-Harman-unveils-plan-allow-workers-claim-paid-leave-look-sick-relatives.html#ixzz0Z6VernU8