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Maersk Tankers introduces worldwide paternity leave

Maersk Tankers introduced earmarked parental leave for new fathers from the turn of the year. The initiative is part of the shipping company's strategy to create a better gender balance, explains chief HR officer.

Maersk Tankers is working to attract more women, explains CHRO Prakash Thangachan to ShippingWatch. | Photo: PR / Maersk Tankers

Maersk Tankers is introducing earmarked paternity leave in all its offices around the world.

In future, fathers will be given four week's paid paternity leave. The leave is mandatory and must be taken within the first year after the child is born.

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