The Labour Party would increase paternity leave from two to four weeks.  The Liberal Democrats are offering an additional one month's "use it or lose it" paternity leave and would make shared parental leave and paternity leave "day one" rights.

Labour would "strengthen maternity discrimination" laws.  There is no further detail on this, or a previous pledge to bring the dormant Equality Act dual discrimination laws into force, enabling discrimination claims to be brought on the basis of a combination of two protected characteristics (age and sex, for example).

A new law requiring companies with 250+ employees to publish gender pay differences is in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act, committing any new government to introducing the new rules by March 2016.  The Liberal Democrats say they would ensure "swift implementation" and consult on full equality pay reviews.