Maternity & Paternity

Ensure women do not lose out on maternity pay, say Labour

The Labour party has called for the government to take urgent action to ensure that those who have been pregnant...

MP’s bid to protect women from unfair redundancy gets over first hurdle

Maria Miller's proposals aim to bolster rights of women on maternity leave, who are often considered an easy target for redundancy.

Top UK employers urged to disclose parental leave and pay

Employers warned they could lose out on the best talent if they do not include transparency over family friendly working arrangements.

Worker awarded compensation after missed antenatal check-up

IT finance analyst is awarded £4,000 in a case involving attitudes to sickness, workloads, mental health and pregnancy.

Employees on maternity leave can still access furlough after deadline

Parents who are on statutory maternity and paternity leave due to return to work in the next few months will...

Return to work: employers’ questions answered

Can our office reopen yet? Do we have to provide staff with PPE? Many concerns about the return to work...

Maternity leave and furlough: what options do HR have?

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rules are complicated enough, without the added layer of complexity surrounding maternity leave and new...

Furlough: parental pay to be calculated on usual earnings

Furloughed workers taking parental or adoption leave will receive parental or adoption pay based on their usual earnings, not the...

Four in 10 dads can’t afford shared parental leave

Five years after its introduction, the number of fathers claiming shared parental leave has increased by over two thirds since...

April 2020 employment law changes: eight tasks for HR

Each April, HR professionals must ensure that their organisation complies with the latest round of amended employment laws and deadlines....