Maternity & Paternity

Pregnant worker who challenged working hours wins unfair dismissal claim

A care assistant who was dismissed has been awarded more than £35,000.

Theresa May considers 12 weeks’ paid paternity policy

Theresa May could offer fathers 12 weeks’ paid paternity leave as one of her ’legacy’ policies before she leaves office as Prime Minister.

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JPMorgan Chase settles US paternity leave case for $5m

JPMorgan Chase will pay $5m to settle a discrimination claim filed by a male employee in the US

Employers can enhance maternity pay and not shared parental pay

The Court of Appeal has ruled that employers can enhance maternity pay, while only offering statutory shared parental pay for fathers.

What can be learned from Denmark’s parental leave and childcare policies?

Denmark has some of the most generous parental leave and childcare support schemes in the world. But have these had...

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Employers ‘failing to take pregnant workers’ health seriously’

Employers need to do “far more” to protect the health and wellbeing of pregnant staff, with travel commitments and irregular...

How should employers support returning mothers’ mental health?

Returning to work after maternity leave can be a stressful time for a new mother and managers should be alive...

Champion flexible working to improve parents’ work-life balance

Support for flexible working should be visible from leadership level to help create “human-sized” jobs that enable a greater work-life...

Employers should publish new mum retention rates, MPs urge

Large organisations should be forced to publish retention rates for new mothers returning to the workplace in order to tackle...

Shared parental leave and pay – equalising opportunities?

With reports citing that only 1% of those eligible took a period of shared parental leave in 2018 it is...