Employees with maternity, paternity and parental rights have wide ranging legal protection. This area of law is complex which is why you may require our expert advice to produce and amend your company policies.
It is important that you understand the obligation your business has adequate policies in place in relation to maternity, paternity and parental leave.
The law has changed rapidly in recent years and continues to do so. Employers should be clear about their obligations, as the consequences of acting unlawfully can result in complaints from employees – the financial consequences of which can be very detrimental to your business.
The rights of your employee range from conducting risk assessments for pregnant staff to paid and unpaid parental leave for mothers, fathers and partners. Consideration must also be given to flexible working and time off for antenatal appointment.