Why companies need a Children in the Workplace Policy

Dealing with maternity and children in the workplace can be difficult. Employers often don’t recognise the sensitivities around people who are involuntarily childless. A member of the MTL community had this article published in the HR Magazine recently. Have you had this conversation with your employer? Is it something you would consider or would you feel too uncomfortable doing so?

Not all are comfortable with colleagues bringing in their youngsters

I worked from home today because a colleague who is on maternity brought in her newborn baby. A baby in the office shouldn’t be a big deal, but actually it is a problem for myself and for the many others who have or are facing infertility issues. After years of fertility treatment I have ended up childless. This has led to bouts of depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and unfortunately the inability to cope with being around children.

Read the full article here.