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Employees have a number of fundamental family-friendly rights in the workplace. These include the right to maternity leave, paternity leave, and adoption leave. Shared parental leave is available to parents of children due on or after 5 April 2015, and adopters where the child is placed for adoption on or after 5 April 2015. Ordinary parental leave is a type of unpaid leave that can be taken until the child’s 18th birthday.
From 30 June 2015, the right to request flexible working was extended to all employees with 26 weeks’ qualifying service. Prior to this date, it was available to parents of young children and carers. All employees are also entitled to take a reasonable amount of time off work “to take action which is necessary” in relation to the care of certain dependants.
28 Jan 2021
Law firm Slater and Gordon says some redundancy selection processes are unfair and employers are unlawfully making decisions based on protected characteristics.
23 Jan 2021
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8 Jan 2021
The unprecedented shift towards home and flexible working brought about by Covid-19 has led many employers to announce permanent new...
27 Nov 2020
NHS England and Improvement has been crowned the overall winner at this...
11 Nov 2020
ON-DEMAND | Everyone’s referring to ‘the new normal’ but what do we actually mean and what are the practical implications for HR?
6 Nov 2020
Directors from First Group and Synamedia are to join the panel for our upcoming webinar, “How does HR navigate new workplace norms?”
21 Oct 2020
What stereotypes need to be broken down before working mothers can achieve a level playing field?
16 Oct 2020
Approximately 2.6 million parents feel they have been treated less fairly at work because of their childcare responsibilities since the...
16 Sep 2020
The UK may be on the cusp of a second coronavirus wave. Results from a population based study suggested the...
8 Sep 2020
The shortlist for the Personnel Today Awards 2020 has now been announced, with an array of major employers showcasing the...
8 Sep 2020
Work-life balance charity Working Families has revealed its top family-friendly employers in the UK, including public sector organisations, law firms...
11 Aug 2020
Research by Carers UK has shown that employers are seeing the health, wellbeing and productivity of their workforces adversely impacted...
26 Jun 2020
Although more workplaces will reopen on 4 July, schools and other childcare settings such as holiday clubs are unlikely to...
24 Jun 2020
A quarter of working carers have considered giving up their job as they are unable to balance their career and...