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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.
2 Dec 2019
We round up the most significant cases of the year including legal judgments on CCTV, restrictive covenants, enhancing shared parental leave, collective bargaining and more...
19 Nov 2019
Only 15 of the organisations in the FTSE 250 are telling job candidates how much paid leave they could expect...
13 Nov 2019
Headline-grabbing proposals can only take us so far. Cultural shifts and changes in shared leave, maternity and paternity benefits are needed before we can truly get to grips with the gender pay gap.
8 Nov 2019
The Labour Party has pledged to increase statutory maternity pay from nine to 12 months as part of a raft...
5 Nov 2019
Should employers give employees the right to be accompanied to meetings under a redundancy procedure?
Such a meeting could ultimately...
30 Oct 2019
Standard Life Aberdeen will offer nine months’ fully paid leave from January.
29 Oct 2019
The government has said it will consult on the idea that employers should be required to provide, as a minimum,...
28 Oct 2019
MPs’ employees have called for the protection of employment rights such as sick pay and parental leave if they move between parliamentary offices.
25 Oct 2019
New parents in Jersey will be offered up to 52 weeks’ leave in new legislation that has been described as...
11 Oct 2019
As the government consultation into whether employers should have to publish their family-related leave and flexible working policies comes to...
25 Sep 2019
A woman has been awarded almost £28,000 after a tribunal found she had been unfairly dismissed at 20 weeks pregnant....
3 Sep 2019
How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...
22 Aug 2019
One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...
5 Aug 2019
There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...