Maternity & Paternity

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....

Quarter of women leave for another employer after career break

A quarter of mothers do not return to the same employer after maternity leave because they feel the organisation’s practices...

UK women least optimistic about impact of parenthood on career

Men are more likely than women to believe it possible to rise to the top of their careers while still...

Shared parental pay case refused Supreme Court appeal

A highly anticipated case to test whether it is discriminatory for employers to enhance maternity pay while not doing the...

Prepare for surge in shared parental leave requests, law firm urges

Almost two-fifths of employees who plan to have children in the future expect to take shared parental leave – a...

Sacked pregnant worker wins £17k compensation from Liz Earle Beauty Company

Helen Larkin was made redundant at eight months' pregnant.