WEPs in Action – Case Study: FLOW Jamaica

Authors/editor(s): Imani Duncan-Price, Sarah Merusi and Robin Haarr

FLOW Jamaica, a subsidiary of Liberty Latin America (LLA), is a communications and entertainment provider of cable television, internet, telephone and wireless services. This company has created numerous policies to treat all women and men fairly at work, without discrimination, and to ensure the safety and well-being of all employees.

The key points of the case study are:

  • Take the time to study the workforce and their experiences at the company before embarking on a new policy.
  • Pay attention to intersectionality to ensure all employees can be supported with provisions for parental leave, whether they are single parents, same-sex parents or parents who adopt or conceive via surrogacy
  • Organize a cross-departmental team with a gender balance to ensure diverse contributions and opinions during the policy-making process.
  • Write company policy so that it is easy to understand, and promotes access for all employees to understand the provisions and not to feel intimidated by the policy.
  • Make sure the agreed upon time for the paid parental leave plan is doable within the company’s budget.
  • Sharing good practices in the public sphere related to policy implementation and results can foster business-to business learning and inspire more companies to do the same.

Read more to learn how Flow is raising the bar on parental leave in Jamaica while instilling principle #2  in its Jamaica operations by focusing on intersectionalities to ensure all employees are supported with provisions for parental leave, whether they are single parents, same-sex parents or parents who adopt or conceive via surrogacy

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean; Jamaica

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Publication year: 2021