Diversity Initiative of the Year Award: Gómez-Pinzón’s extended paternity leave

Latin Lawyer speaks to Gómez-Pinzón partners Natalia García Arenas and Paula Samper Salazar about the firm’s decision to allocate up to four weeks of paternity leave – 20 days more than stipulated by Colombian law. The extended paternity leave policy wins this year’s Diversity Initiative of the Year Award.

Gómez-Pinzón introduced extended paternity leave in February 2020. Employees that have worked at the firm for over two years can now apply for up to 28 days of paternity leave at any time within the first year of having or adopting a child. It is understood that Gómez-Pinzón is the first law firm in Colombia to introduce an initiative like this.

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