Salaried workers at the auto company will now receive eight weeks of full-paid leave after they give birth, an increase from two weeks. New mothers as well as fathers and adoptive parents are able to take the leave. New moms can also take six to eight weeks of full-paid disability.
Another change will allow returning parents to work part-time for two to three days a week and receive one-month's full pay. "What was really important to us was that the leave provision applied to both men and women," said Kiersten Robinson, Ford chief human resources officer.
"The pattern that we saw was that women were taking advantage of the previous policy, but not many men were taking it. That set a tone to some of our female employees that maybe it's not OK. We wanted to make sure that everyone felt as though this was a priority and they had the flexibility to take this time with their new family."Last modified on Saturday, 05 January 2019