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Norwich based insurance giant Aviva has announced it's going to give all new parents equal paid leave.
All staff will be given 26 weeks on full pay regardless of their gender, sexual orientation or how they become a parent (birth, adoption or surrogacy).
The company says it wants to create a level playing field for men and women.
In the UK, Aviva is offering its 16,000 people:
- · 26 weeks leave at full basic pay for each parent employed by the company within the first 12 months of a child's arrival
- Includes full time and part time employees across all levels of the company
- No minimum length of service required