The Government has announced that it intends to introduce legislation to make it easier for fathers to take paternity leave. It is not yet known when
Last month, we reported on proposals to make a number of reforms to the flexible working regime by way of a Private Members’ Bill. Since then, the Government has announced it will make the right to request flexible working a Day 1 employment right.
Pregnant employees and those returning from family leave to receive special protection in redundancy situations
The Government has backed a Private Members’ Bill which plans to expand special protection in redundancy situations to pregnant employees and those returning from maternity, adoption and shared parental leave.
With no sign of the Employment Bill promised in 2019, the Government has decided to pursue its reforms of the employment law landscape by way of support for a series of Private Members’ Bills covering flexible working, carer’s leave, neonatal leave and tipping practices
Tomorrow, on Saturday 29 October 2022, March of the Mummies will take place at various cities across the UK. As demonstrators take to the streets to raise awareness of parental rights, we consider how employers might take stock of their own internal policies.
Pregnant at work? What are your rights? When should you tell your employer about your pregnancy? Specialist employment lawyers Paula Chan and Emily Plosker answer the top ten questions pregnant women ask about pregnancy and the workplace.
In Price v Powys County Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has determined that it was not directly discriminatory to enhance pay to a female employee on adoption leave and not to enhance statutory pay for a male employee on shared parental leave.
From 6 April 2020 a new law, known as “Jack’s Law”, was introduced which gives parents the right to take 2 weeks’ bereavement leave following the death of a child.
The Government has published its response to the Women and Equalities Committee recent report.
In order to comply with EU law and avoid a finding of direct sex discrimination, employers should conduct individual risk assessments with breastfeeding workers in
Emily Plosker discusses BDBF’s support of Smart Works for City Giving Day and how employers can support women returning to work after maternity leave.