By giving working parents the time and support they need to care for their children, workplace family-friendly policies – like paid parental leave, paid sick leave and flexible work arrangements help reduce the burden on children.
Here are six ways employers can support parents working to care for themselves, their children and their families during the COVID-19 outbreak:
1. Assess whether current workplace policies effectively support families.
Are existing policies supportive enough for families? Start by identifying the most pressing needs of working parents. Specific focus should be placed on vulnerable groups, such as temporary, informal, migrant, pregnant or nursing workers, workers with disabilities and those who lack access to benefits like paid sick leave.