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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.
16 Jun 2019
Almost a quarter (23%) of new fathers did not qualify for statutory paid paternity leave last year, either because they...
31 May 2019
JPMorgan Chase will pay $5m to settle a discrimination claim filed by a male employee in the US
28 May 2019
The Court of Appeal has ruled that employers can enhance maternity pay, while only offering statutory shared parental pay for fathers.
24 May 2019
A woman has won a claim of unfair dismissal and discrimination after resigning from her job because of her employer's attitude toward her pregnancy.
21 May 2019
The government is accused of dragging its feet over protections for new mothers as a private member's bill is introduced in the House of Commons...
20 May 2019
Denmark has some of the most generous parental leave and childcare support schemes in the world. But have these had...
15 May 2019
Employers need to do “far more” to protect the health and wellbeing of pregnant staff, with travel commitments and irregular...
9 May 2019
The Court of Appeal has heard two cases that consider whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay but not shared parental pay
9 May 2019
Returning to work after maternity leave can be a stressful time for a new mother and managers should be alive...
3 May 2019
Support for flexible working should be visible from leadership level to help create “human-sized” jobs that enable a greater work-life...
2 May 2019
The annual increase to the limits on compensation that can be awarded in an...
1 May 2019
Large organisations should be forced to publish retention rates for new mothers returning to the workplace in order to tackle...
16 Apr 2019
With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...
9 Apr 2019
Employers need to take particular care when managing sickness absence during pregnancy as the legal framework protecting pregnant employees is...