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Posted on August 03, 2015

Maternity Leave and Unlawful Discrimination

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31 July 2015: Maternity Leave & Discrimination: As reported in the press last week, research based on interviews with some 3000 employers and mothers has found that:   10% of women were discouraged from attending antenatal appointments during pregnancy.   It’s … Continue reading

Posted on January 09, 2015

2015. Changes to Employment law in the year ahead

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9 January 2015: With an election looming in May 2015, it is more difficult than normal to predict what changes there may be to employment law in the year ahead.  The main changes that are currently on the cards are … Continue reading

Posted on November 21, 2014

Redundancy and Maternity Leave

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21 November 2014: In the recent EAT case of Sefton Borough Council v Wainwright, Mrs Wainwright was put at risk of redundancy during her maternity leave, but not considered for alternative vacancies until several months later.   Regulation 10 of … Continue reading

Posted on September 19, 2014

Shared Parent Leave from April 2015

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19 September 2014: Shared Parental Leave from the 5th April 2015: Currently fathers can take Additional Paternity Leave and Pay – for between 2 and 26 weeks at £138.18 pw, to start 20 weeks after the birth or adoption.   Parents of babies … Continue reading

5 December 2013: Lets say a woman has been on maternity leave from January. The employer’s holiday year runs January to December and the employer says that any holiday entitlement not taken in a particular holiday year is lost. The woman … Continue reading

Posted on November 29, 2013

Shared Parental (Maternity) Leave

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29 November 2013: Under the present system mothers take paid maternity leave, fathers can take two weeks parental Paternity Leave (currently £136.78 pw), and both can take unpaid Parental Leave. Parents can ask to work flexibly on returning to work. Many … Continue reading

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