September 7, 2014
Washingtonian Magazine: Dads want to have it all, too

The outcry in Levs’s favor was so intense that he’s now writing a book about dads… 

August 29, 2014


August 28, 2014
Fathers Have Protected Rights to Care for Their Children

CNN reporter Josh Levs brought a gender discrimination action against Time Warner by filing with the EEOC in Atlanta, challenging Time Warner’s policy of offering biological fathers two weeks of paid leave while allowing mothers and other primary caregivers up to 10 weeks. Levs pointed out on his Tumblr page that the same policy applies to both men and women who adopt or have children through a surrogate. However, biological fathers like Levs only receive two paid weeks of leave.

August 28, 2014
The surprising big winner when men take paternity leave | BenefitsPro

Josh Levs, a CNN journalist, notes that numerous studies have shown that men who return to work after paternity leave are often treated dismissively by their colleagues and bosses, and all too frequently suffer damage to their reputations, reduced job responsibilities, and even demotions.

Levs, who also writes the blog ‘levsnews,” and is working on a book about the male role in parenting, isn’t just venting. When CNN parent Time-Warner denied his request for paid paternal leave, he filed a complaint with the EEOC alleging discrimination against fathers, one of the first suits brought under the new guidelines.

August 28, 2014
Great piece on my upcoming book: Lean In or Stretch Out?

CNN reporter Josh Levs has written a book entitled Stretch Out about his struggle to secure more paternal leave before his third child was born. It will be published by HarperCollins in 2015. Levs’ situation brings focus to the ways in which fathers struggle with work-life balance and is a reminder that everyone needs to be at the table when we’re talking about parenting and work.

August 4, 2014
Mila Kunis, dads, and discrimination - columnist

July 21, 2014
Dads on Capitol Hill: House Paternity Leave Varies Widely

July 19, 2014
More than a paycheck: New dads want paid leave to be caregivers

“This is one of the biggest factors in preventing women from leaning in to the workplace,” Levs said. “Our current policies police men out of caregiving roles and police women into them… Giving adequate, substantial parental leaveis good for gender equality and good for business.”

July 15, 2014
Josh Levs’ Statement on New EEOC Parental Leave Guidance

The new EEOC parental leave guidance involving fathers sends an unmistakable message: Discrimination against dads is illegal.  Fathers are just as capable of and needed for taking care of our children as moms are.  It’s time to end outdated policies that hurt women every day — policing women into caregiving roles while policing men out of them, making it nearly impossible for many couples to make non-traditional choices.  Until more men have the chance to stay home after a child’s birth, many women won’t be able to “lean in” at work.  That’s a central message of my upcoming book, Stretch Out. As a nation we need to stretch out the rigid structures — including laws and corporate policies — and reject sexist stigmas that are holding families, and our country, back.

Let’s hope the Neanderthals are listening.

July 15, 2014
EEOC to employers: Stop discriminating against pregnant workers - The Washington Post

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