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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.
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...
2 Aug 2019
Amid all the political turmoil in July, employers will be forgiven for missing a flurry of proposed new employment laws...
25 Jul 2019
The legal protections for pregnant women and new mothers are to be extended to six months after they return to...
19 Jul 2019
Parents of premature babies could be entitled to one week of paid leave for every week their baby is in hospital.
2 Jul 2019
A care assistant who was dismissed has been awarded more than £35,000.
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...