Carey Implements New Measures to Promote Gender Equality

October, 2021 - Chile

Carey announced the extension of paternity leave for all fathers of newborn children for a period of up to 30 days, significantly longer than the five working days established by law.

The measure seeks to encourage parental co-responsibility and contribute to balancing the roles of men and women in society.
As of today, all fathers will be able to use this benefit continuously starting from the birth of their child, receiving their full salary. This benefit is compatible for all purposes with the parental postnatal period found in article 197 bis of the Labor Code, in cases where it can be exercised by the father.

The new measure complements other policies previously implemented by the firm to better reconcile work and personal life, such as returning to the office with a flexible plan of three days in-person and two days of remote work. Each working group has been able to organize its schedule independently, under this general plan. Thus, there are groups that have opted to work in-person on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, leaving Mondays and Fridays for teleworking, while others have preferred to be in the office every other day.

Jaime Carey, Carey’s Managing Partner, stated that, “something positive that the pandemic taught us is that things can be done differently. Along these lines, we want to promote actions that positively impact the families of all of us who work at Carey, contributing to and encouraging parental co-responsibility.”