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Maternity & paternity
Pregnant employees are entitled to take 52 weeks' maternity leave. Pregnant employees' partners are entitled to take two weeks' ordinary paternity leave provided that they have the required continuous service.
Parents with babies due on or after 5 April 2015 are entitled to take shared parental leave. Shared parental leave enables mothers to commit to ending their maternity leave and pay at a future date, and to share the untaken balance of leave and pay as shared parental leave and pay with their partner.
21 Oct 2020
What stereotypes need to be broken down before working mothers can achieve a level playing field?
16 Oct 2020
Approximately 2.6 million parents feel they have been treated less fairly at work because of their childcare responsibilities since the...
5 Oct 2020
As we prepare to celebrate the Personnel Today Awards in November, it’s time to showcase those organisations that made the...
1 Oct 2020
Ten years ago, the Equality Act 2010 consolidated discrimination laws into a single piece of legislation. We highlight 10 key...
9 Sep 2020
Calls to extend parental leave and pay for families because of the Covid-19 pandemic have been rejected by the government,...
8 Sep 2020
The shortlist for the Personnel Today Awards 2020 has now been announced, with an array of major employers showcasing the...
7 Sep 2020
Although the use of shared parental leave increased by 23 percentage points last year only 13,100 couples applied to use the scheme.
26 Aug 2020
Magic circle law firm Linklaters has announced it's revamping its flexible working policy in view of Covid-19 lessons.
12 Aug 2020
The Labour party has called for the government to take urgent action to ensure that those who have been pregnant...
21 Jul 2020
The right to bereavement leave and pay should be extended to all employees experiencing a close family bereavement, not just...
10 Jul 2020
Maria Miller's proposals aim to bolster rights of women on maternity leave, who are often considered an easy target for redundancy.
6 Jul 2020
Employers warned they could lose out on the best talent if they do not include transparency over family friendly working arrangements.
24 Jun 2020
A quarter of working carers have considered giving up their job as they are unable to balance their career and...
15 Jun 2020
From 1 July employees will no longer have to be furloughed for a minimum period of three weeks: new guidance from HM Revenue and Customs.