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Calls for more men to give their views on parental rights

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A politician is urging men to come forward with their views on working rights for parents.

Deputy Louise Doublet says she wants to see shared parental leave introduced in Jersey.

However, she is concerned that not enough men have responded to a survey asking people to share their views on the issue.

The Jersey Employment Forum, who are running the survey, will use the results to recommend changes to employment law to the Social Security Minister.

Deputy Doublet says hardly any men have responded so far and she is concerned their needs will not be taken into consideration.

I'm of the view that in Jersey we should have shared parental leave, which would allow families to decide whether the father or the mother should care for the children.

I think that men - and indeed women, anyone who thinks that should be an option - should come forward and fill in the survey and make sure that those views are taken into account when the minister forms her policy.

– Deputy Louise Doublet, St Saviour No.2

The survey closes on Friday 17th March.