Julia Heaton; Jessica Mayall; Emma Fenton; Adam Donnan
April 2015

Parental Leave: Guidance for employers and employees in the environmental sector

This guide presents the current situation regarding parental leave and the statutory requirements for employers and acts as a best practice guide. The report provides recommendations for employers supporting their employees during the important time of being an expectant or new parent. It provides guidance for employers on how to go beyond the minimum requirements for supporting male and female employees taking parental leave. Guidance is targeted specifically to environmental sector employers.

The guide also presents data collected from the most recent IES membership survey on parental leave among the IES members.

It is the final report in our Gender and the Environment series.

Updated in 2015 to reflect legislation changes.