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Pregnant employees are entitled to take 52 weeks’ maternity leave. 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.
24 Jun 2019
Theresa May could offer fathers 12 weeks’ paid paternity leave as one of her ’legacy’ policies before she leaves office as Prime Minister.
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.
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
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...
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...
5 Apr 2019
Recent research claimed that top employers’ parental policies are “invisible”, and a number have now publicly committed to publishing their...
3 Apr 2019
Drinks giant Diageo has announced a new policy to offer men and women 52 weeks’ parental leave with the first...
2 Apr 2019
If a witness in a disciplinary procedure wishes to remain anonymous, how can the employer balance their privacy against the...
29 Mar 2019
HR practitioners, even some line managers, know full well that an employee at risk of redundancy when they are on...