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Pregnancy Dismissal

06 November 2019
When good news eventually comes after some really bad news. At some stage we’ve probably all been faced with the question: what do you want first, the good news or the bad news?In this scenario, we...

Understanding the duty to make reasonable adjustments

10 September 2018
The term reasonable adjustment is one that is often used when it comes to discussing help for disabled and vulnerable employees in the workplace.But what exactly is meant by a reasonable adjustment...

Expectant and new mums facing discrimination in the workplace

01 April 2018
On average more than a thousand women a week are forced to quit work as a result of a pregnancy and maternity discrimination, according to a leading charity.Maternity Action has launched a campaign...

Failure to conduct Risk Assessment for Breastfeeding Mother

10 November 2017
The Claimant was a nurse working in a hospital's accident and emergency unit. She claimed sex discrimination as her employer's risk assessment for her as a breastfeeding worker had concluded, witho...

New dad’s historic victory in battle for paternity rights

22 June 2017
A new father threatened with a pay cut if he took paternity leave has won a landmark employment tribunal claim.Bosses at the call centre where Madassar Ali works reportedly told him that he could o...

Dealing with maternity leave

28 March 2017
For any woman currently on maternity leave watching TV and listening to the news in recent weeks may have made uncomfortable viewing and listening.The hit BBC thriller The Replacement (1) – about o...

Mum still left holding the baby despite the introduction of shared parental leave.

19 April 2016
image via HuffingtonPostThe introduction of shared parental leave has got off to a slow start. Just one in 100 dads are using new laws to take more time off to look after their newborns, a study ha...

Are expectant mothers getting a raw deal from employers?

19 October 2015
Expecting a baby is a time for celebration and it’s natural for parents to hope that family, friends and colleagues will share their joyful anticipation. One of the feelings a mother-to-be definite...

Working parents and maternity rights

07 October 2015
Celebrating the birth of a new arrival should be a time of great joy, but it can also trigger uncertainty in the workplace.Employers have been known to life extremely difficult for working mothers,...

Shared parental leave. What the change in the law will mean for you.

19 January 2015
Mums and their partners can expect to share a great deal of fresh experiences after welcoming a new arrival.Previously working dads barely had time to get to know their newborn before being forced ...

The show must go on; giving your employees time off to see their children's nativity plays.

09 December 2014
The school Christmas play is an intensely treasured festive tradition which can leave employers facing an emotional dilemma.Working parents will no doubt love to see their budding little thespians ...

The play must go on: getting time off to see your child's nativity play

01 December 2014
It’s that time of year when working parents receive the news their budding little thespians have landed a role in the school nativity play.Getting time off to watch your child tread the boards of t...
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