Maternity & Paternity

maternity-training

Women on maternity leave denied training opportunities

One quarter (24%) of women on maternity leave are not offered the same training opportunities as their colleagues, according to...

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Family-friendly rights: a whistle-stop tour

Shared parental leave has been in the press again of late, with a new father winning a sex discrimination claim...

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Enhancing family-friendly pay: pros and cons for employers

Whether or not to enhance pay during maternity, paternity, adoption or shared parental leave is a perennial dilemma for employers....

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Shared parental pay: Is refusal to match enhanced maternity pay sex discrimination?

Darren Newman asks if an employment tribunal was correct to hold that it was...

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Shared parental pay: father wins sex discrimination case

A father whose wife was advised to return to work to combat post-natal depression has won a sex discrimination claim...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

Spring means only one thing for HR professionals: preparing for a raft of new employment laws. Photo: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock.

April 2017: nine key employment law changes

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...

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Half of fathers would use shared parental leave

More than half of fathers would use shared parental leave, according to a poll by charity Working Families, published two...

equality-initiatives

O2’s head of HR: Equality initiatives cannot exist in a vacuum

Statistics continue to show a dearth of women in senior positions at top companies. Government needs to work with business...

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Singapore employment law: what changes are coming in 2017?

To attract overseas business investment, Singapore has concluded an international network of trade agreements. Changes to Singapore employment law in...