Baker McKenzie strenghtens maternity and paternity leave policies

Baker McKenzie, mindful of the growing importance of supporting its workforce and promoting its employee value proposition, announces enhancements to its new parental leave policy in UAE, applicable to all employees.

Baker McKenzie’s new policy

More specifically, the new policy offers extended leave to mothers who have completed at least one year continuous service with the Firm, providing them up to 52 weeks’ leave, 26 weeks’ of which is at full pay. Fathers are also eligible for an extended paternity leave of up to six weeks at full pay. Additional parental leave related benefits will be provided.

Keri Watkins (pictured right), co-chair of the inclusion, diversity & equity committee of Baker McKenzie in the UAE, highlighted the significance of these changes, stating: This progressive approach to parent leave aligns with our broader commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace. By providing comprehensive support to new parents, we aim to create an environment that enables everyone to thrive both professionally and personally.”