Maternity & Paternity

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.

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.