Maternity & Paternity

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

Helen Larkin was made redundant at eight months' pregnant.

Family-friendly rights: what to look out for in 2020 and beyond

Brexit seemed to put the brakes on progress for family-friendly rights last year, but 2020 and beyond could see some...

April 2020 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 and sick...

‘Protect workers’ rights after Brexit’, voters urge Boris Johnson

Two-thirds of people who voted Conservative in the 2019 general election want the new government to protect or enhance workers’...

Top 10 HR questions November 2019: IR35, Christmas parties and PILON

Pending a review announced by chancellor Sajid Javid, reforms to the IR35 rules are due to be extended to the...

Only 15 FTSE 250 firms publicise parental leave policies

Only 15 of the organisations in the FTSE 250 are telling job candidates how much paid leave they could expect...

What needs to change before we can close the gender pay gap

Headline-grabbing proposals can only take us so far. Cultural shifts and changes in shared leave, maternity and paternity benefits are needed before we can truly get to grips with the gender pay gap.

Labour promises 12 months of maternity pay

The Labour Party has pledged to increase statutory maternity pay from nine to 12 months as part of a raft...

Standard Life Aberdeen offers nine months’ fully paid leave for all new parents

Standard Life Aberdeen will offer nine months’ fully paid leave from January.

Jersey to offer 52 weeks’ parental leave to all parents

New parents in Jersey will be offered up to 52 weeks’ leave in new legislation that has been described as...