Maternity & Paternity

April 2021 statutory maternity, paternity and sick pay rates published

The government has published the proposed statutory rates for maternity pay, paternity pay, shared parental pay, adoption pay, parental bereavement...

Fifa to grant maternity protections for footballers

Football’s international governing body, will grant female players’ maternity rights to protect them against discrimination while pregnant.

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Want to help working mothers? Focus on paternity

What stereotypes need to be broken down before working mothers can achieve a level playing field?

Personnel Today Awards 2020: Family Friendly Employer shortlist

As we prepare to celebrate the Personnel Today Awards in November, it’s time to showcase those organisations that made the...

Calls to extend parental leave during Covid-19 rejected

Calls to extend parental leave and pay for families because of the Covid-19 pandemic have been rejected by the government,...

Ensure women do not lose out on maternity pay, say Labour

The Labour party has called for the government to take urgent action to ensure that those who have been pregnant...

MP’s bid to protect women from unfair redundancy gets over first hurdle

Maria Miller's proposals aim to bolster rights of women on maternity leave, who are often considered an easy target for redundancy.

Top UK employers urged to disclose parental leave and pay

Employers warned they could lose out on the best talent if they do not include transparency over family friendly working arrangements.

Worker awarded compensation after missed antenatal check-up

IT finance analyst is awarded £4,000 in a case involving attitudes to sickness, workloads, mental health and pregnancy.

Employees on maternity leave can still access furlough after deadline

Parents who are on statutory maternity and paternity leave due to return to work in the next few months will...