WEC inquiry: Fathers and the Workplace

The Women and Equalities Select Committee (WEC) is continuing an inquiry into whether fathers are being failed in the workplace.

Starting in September 2017, WEC is taking forward the evidence it received before the General Election. You can join the conversation using #Fathers.

The inquiry follows on from the Committee’s report on the Gender Pay Gap in March 2016 which found that:

  • Sharing care between fathers and mothers is the key to reducing the Gender Pay Gap
  • Many fathers want to fulfil their caring responsibilities for their children
  • The Government’s flagship policy of Shared Parental Leave, introduced in 2015, is likely to have little impact, with a predicted take-up rate of just 2-8%.

Find out more on the WEC website.