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Thu Jun 29, 2017, 07:29 AM

Paid parental leave, pantsuits for women, colored shirts for men those changes are coming for Morm

Paid parental leave, pantsuits for women, colored shirts for men those changes are coming for Mormon church employees


Like their peers, many contemporary Mormon women work side by side with men in boardrooms and courtrooms, surgical theaters and sports franchises, college labs and city halls. Such women are smart and sophisticated in their manner and their dress, overseeing multimillion-dollar projects and donning Hillary-esque power suits.

And they certainly don't see having a baby as the end of their careers.

Now the LDS Church is acknowledging that new reality among its Mormon employees by changing what some see as outdated policies.

The Utah-based Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints likely the largest employer in the Beehive State announced Wednesday it will provide paid maternity and parental leave, as well as short-term disability benefits. It also loosened its dress code to include light-color shirts for men and dress pants for women.

Read more: http://www.sltrib.com/lifestyle/faith/5453292-155/paid-parental-leave-pantsuits-for-women

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