Maternity & Paternity

Labour promises 12 months of maternity pay

The Labour Party has pledged to increase statutory maternity pay from nine to 12 months as part of a raft...

Standard Life Aberdeen offers nine months’ fully paid leave for all new parents

Standard Life Aberdeen will offer nine months’ fully paid leave from January.

Jersey to offer 52 weeks’ parental leave to all parents

New parents in Jersey will be offered up to 52 weeks’ leave in new legislation that has been described as...

Pregnant woman wins £28,000 after unfair dismissal at 20 weeks

A woman has been awarded almost £28,000 after a tribunal found she had been unfairly dismissed at 20 weeks pregnant....

Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

One in eight reluctant to hire women who may become pregnant

One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...

Top 10 HR questions July 2019: Spent convictions

There are limits to the circumstances in which employers can take a candidate’s past criminal convictions into account when deciding...

Employment law changes: 10 proposals in the pipeline for HR

Amid all the political turmoil in July, employers will be forgiven for missing a flurry of proposed new employment laws...

New parents and expectant mothers to receive more redundancy protections

The legal protections for pregnant women and new mothers are to be extended to six months after they return to...

Paid leave proposed for parents of premature babies

Parents of premature babies could be entitled to one week of paid leave for every week their baby is in hospital.