Father loses appeal over paternity leave at major bank

A Japanese court has denied former brokerage manager Glen Wood’s request for his job back. According to an article posted by the Toronto City News on April 3, he took paternity leave at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley in 2015. In a 2017 petition he alleged he was harassed and forced from his job after his return in 2018. The company denies harassment, saying the ruling showed the court backed its views, and that it would continue to provide a good working environment for all employees. 

Wood said he would appeal the case, as he has now become the face of the fight against pata hara (paternity harassment). “There are millions of victims out there, and so from that perspective, this court case is no longer my court case. It’s a court case for millions of people out there who have been harassed,” said Wood. 

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