Etsy offers 26 paid weeks off for parental leave

NY BUSINESS JOURNAL: The Brooklyn-based e-commerce company extended its parental leave policy for all moms and dads who birth or adopt.

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[Etsy’s] policy is designed to both extend the current amount of paid leave overall, and to spell out that it applies to parents of both genders, whether they become parents by birth, adoption or via surrogate, wrote Juliet Gorman, Etsy’s communication director, who announced the news Tuesday on the Etsy News blog.

“We designed our new parental leave policy to be flexible, gender-blind and to counteract unconscious bias,” Gorman wrote. “We want to support and enable parents, regardless of their gender, to play equal roles in building successful companies and nurturing their families. This fits squarely within Etsy’s mission to reimagine commerce in ways that build a more fulfilling and lasting world.”

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