Maternity & Paternity

Uber to give drivers medical cover, sick pay and other benefits

Uber is to introduce numerous protections for its drivers through a new insurance scheme, including sick pay and maternity and...

Working mothers increase by almost 50% over 40 years

The proportion of working-age mothers in paid work increased by almost 50% over four decades, according to the Institute of...

Why fatherhood holds the key to solving the gender pay gap

The introduction of gender pay gap reporting has shifted the onus of responsibility for solving the gender pay gap to...

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The top 10 HR questions February 2018: Consent to process personal data

One of the key messages employers are hearing on the new data protection rules under the General Data Protection Regulation...

Why supporting all carers benefits men, women and business

Recent research showing how women and men continue to struggle to achieve the right balance between their work and family...

New statutory pay rates for maternity, paternity, shared parental leave, adoption and sickness

The Government has published the statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay and sick pay...

Pregnant women and new mothers need more legal protection

A charity has called for greater legal protections for new mothers, claiming the Government has failed to act on the...

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...

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...

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....