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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.
12 Feb 2021
Employers could do more to make working parents aware of their rights to leave and financial support during the pandemic, a study has claimed.
11 Feb 2021
Labour MP Stella Creasy said she would be prepared to sue the government over plans to grant maternity protections to cabinet ministers but not backbench MPs.
4 Feb 2021
A new law will be passed that will for the first time extend maternity leave rights to senior government ministers.
8 Dec 2020
The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement...
19 Nov 2020
Football’s international governing body, will grant female players’ maternity rights to protect them against discrimination while pregnant.
21 Oct 2020
What stereotypes need to be broken down before working mothers can achieve a level playing field?
5 Oct 2020
As we prepare to celebrate the Personnel Today Awards in November, it’s time to showcase those organisations that made the...
9 Sep 2020
Calls to extend parental leave and pay for families because of the Covid-19 pandemic have been rejected by the government,...
12 Aug 2020
The Labour party has called for the government to take urgent action to ensure that those who have been pregnant...
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.
15 Jun 2020
IT finance analyst is awarded £4,000 in a case involving attitudes to sickness, workloads, mental health and pregnancy.
10 Jun 2020
Parents who are on statutory maternity and paternity leave due to return to work in the next few months will...
14 May 2020
Can our office reopen yet? Do we have to provide staff with PPE? Many concerns about the return to work...