Tag Archives: Maternity Leave

Extending Shared Parental Leave to Grandparents

They say it takes a village to raise a child. George Osborne appears to agree with this proverb in some respects with a proposed extension of Shared Parental Leave to grandparents. Currently, a mother must take a minimum of 2 … Continue reading

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Mother who had child via surrogacy arrangement not entitled to paid maternity leave under European law

The ECJ has ruled that it was not a breach of EU law to deny a commissioning mother, who had a child via surrogacy, paid maternity leave and adoption leave despite the fact that she had been breastfeeding the child … Continue reading

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Equality and Human Rights Commission to investigate pregnancy and maternity discrimination in the workplace

Mark Hammond, the Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (‘EHRC’), has said that discrimination against women who have chosen to have children ‘needs to be tackled’. Anecdotal evidence suggests that in the current workplace some women are … Continue reading

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New ACAS code on managing redundancy for employees who are pregnant or on maternity leave

Dealing with employees who are pregnant and those on maternity leave can give employers headaches in a redundancy situation.  This is further exacerbated by the fact that a woman who is on maternity leave has the right of first refusal … Continue reading

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