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The career costs of Covid crisis for parents and carers

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Employers may not be giving fair treatment to parents and carers whose work has been impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Many organisations say that when it comes to redundancy decisions or performance reviews, they do not have clear policies which take into account the extra pressures faced by those with caring responsibilities during the crisis.

This study, by employee research agency Karian and Box and the Global Institute for Women’s Leadership, surveyed 228 global organisations between 23 June and 20 July.

The findings reveal the lengths parents and carers have had to go to carry out their jobs during the pandemic and the potential career penalty they may face as a result