Treated unfairly at work while pregnant

Nothing sours the joy of expecting a child more than realising you’ve been treated unfairly at work because of your pregnancy or worrying that you might be discriminated against as a result of sharing your happy news with work colleagues. … Read on

Flexible working after maternity leave

It’s no secret that life changes dramatically after having a baby and the way you were able to work prior to maternity leave may no longer be feasible. For many women, giving up work altogether is not a financial option;… Read on

Maternity leave: what are your employment rights?

When going on maternity leave, many expectant mothers will have questions regarding their rights as an employee. With an abundance of myths surrounding maternity entitlements, it’s no surprise that concerns may arise. In the infographic below, we have highlighted the… Read on

Statutory payments to increase from April 2019

The annual increase of certain benefits in England, Wales and Scotland is due to take effect from early next month.  Benefits generally rise in line with inflation.  This year, the key changes are: statutory sick pay will increase from £92.05… Read on

Shared parental leave: on borrowed time?

Ben Power’s recent article for People Management asked, “why is nobody taking shared parental leave”? And he is not alone, it seems, in suggesting the UK’s newest type of parental leave, introduced in 2015, might not be fit for purpose.… Read on