By Moroni Channel News
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have announced major changes in workplace guidelines for Church employees.
Deseret News reported that female employees can now wear pantsuits or slacks to work, men can remove suit jackets in hot weather and the LDS church grants women a 6 weeks of paid maternity leave.The announcement made Wednesday morning by the LDS Church states that Women employed full time by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Day Saints will now be eligible for six weeks of paid maternity leave. The changes also includes a paid week of paternal leave per year for men.

​”Church leadership is constantly reviewing the workplace and its impact on the lives of employees,” the church said in a statement. “The work environment at the church is a reflection of efforts to reinforce the important teaching that the family is central to our eternal destiny. The new leave benefits are part of recruiting and retaining a highly effective and happy workforce.”

Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles said, “I would hope that Latter-day Saints would be at the forefront in creating an environment in the workplace that is more receptive and accommodating to both men and women.”

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