Dublin, 20 November 2019 – Cushman & Wakefield wish to announce that from 1 January 2020 it is to treble the paternity package offered to its male employees in Ireland, from two weeks to six weeks to enhance work-life balance and support modern working families.
The new package, ‘3+3’, will allow fathers to take three weeks fully paid leave from work upon the birth of a child, with the option to take a further three weeks paid leave anytime in the following 18 months. This package will be available to all types of parents, including those adopting, having a child through surrogacy and same sex parents.
The ‘3+3’ initiative is the latest in a raft of announcements on benefits & policies in Cushman & Wakefield and was driven by the Work/Life and Gender groups within Inspire, Cushman & Wakefield’s Diversity & Inclusion programme.
Aidan Gavin, Head of Ireland at Cushman & Wakefield, said:
The arrival of a child is a life changing experience for any new parent but for too many fathers, including myself, the time spent at home is all too brief. It feels right that we should recognise the changing attitudes to not only work but also parenting when assessing what we can do to support our people. By offering six weeks fully paid leave to new fathers we are providing the tools that will support our entire workforce in better balancing their careers while starting, growing and supporting a family.”