Equal opportunities in the workplace: For better or worse?

Some policies could blur the line between work and personal life, and even stoke resentment

Contrary to what its name suggests, equality is not about applying the same rules equally and indiscriminately across genders. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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The recent White Paper on Singapore women's development highlighted the benefits of promoting equal opportunities in the workplace.

But on the flip side, are some of the policies proposed and debated in Parliament - from flexible work arrangements (FWAs) to parental leave and board representation - really advantageous for women at work? Do they propagate the impression that women require special concessions to succeed?

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