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IDS: IDS Maternity & Parental Rights 2012 - Paperback. Free UK delivery on all IDS Employment Law Books!

IDS Maternity & Parental Rights 2012

IDS Employment Law Handbook

Practice Area:

  Employment Law

ISBN:

  9780414029842

Published by:

  IDS

Publication Date:

  31 August 2012

Format:

  Paperback

£195.00

Free UK delivery

Product Description

Since 1975 Employment Protection Act, then the number of family-friendly employment law rights has grown enormously.

Most recently, a new right to additional paternity leave was introduced in April 2010, and that is by no means the end of initiatives in this field. Further provisions include introducing shared flexible parental leave, and extending the scope of the Pregnant Workers Directive which are currently being considered by the European Commission.

The Maternity and Parental Rights Handbook is an authoritative and indispensable guide to this wide-ranging and fast-moving area of employment law.

This authoritative handbook:
  • Explains maternity leave and returning to work
  • Covers time off for ante-natal care
  • Deals with statutory maternity pay
  • Sets out details of adoption leave and pay
  • Explains flexible working rights
  • Addresses unfair dismissal and discrimination
  • Examines both paternity and parental leave and pay
  • Covers the rights and circumstances of time off for dependants
  • Clarifies the rights around replacing employees

Contents

Time off for ante-natal care
Right to time off for ante-natal care
Right to payment for time off
Remedies for refusal of time off

Health and safety protection
Scope of Regulations
Risk avoidance measures
Suspension on maternity grounds
Night-time work
Remedies

Maternity leave
General considerations
Entitlement to maternity leave
Commencement of ordinary maternity leave
Commencement of additional maternity leave
Duration of maternity leave
Compulsory maternity leave
Terms and conditions during maternity leave
‘Reasonable contact’ during maternity leave
Work during maternity leave
Contractual and composite maternity rights

Returning to work after maternity leave
Returning after ordinary maternity leave
Returning after additional maternity leave
Date of return to work
Returning on different terms
Failure to allow employee to return
Combining different types of leave
Redundancy during maternity leave

Statutory maternity pay
Qualifying for statutory maternity pay
Continuous employment
Normal weekly earnings
Notice of absence or childbirth
Medical evidence
Stopping work
Disentitlement to statutory maternity pay
Rates of statutory maternity pay
Manner of payment
Liability for SMP
The maternity pay period
Statutory maternity pay examples

Adoption leave and pay
Ordinary adoption leave
Additional adoption leave
Terms and conditions during adoption leave
Keeping in touch during adoption leave
Disrupted placement during adoption leave
Returning to work after adoption leave
Contractual and composite adoption rights
Detriment and unfair dismissal rights
Redundancy and adoption leave
Statutory adoption pay

Paternity leave and pay
Who has the right?
Ordinary paternity leave
Additional paternity leave
Terms and conditions during paternity leave
Right to return after paternity leave
Contractual and composite paternity rights
Detriment, unfair dismissal and discrimination
Ordinary statutory paternity pay
Payment of ordinary statutory paternity pay
Additional statutory paternity pay

Administering statutory payments
Statutory maternity pay
Statutory adoption pay and statutory paternity pay

Parental leave
Statutory framework and guidance
Proposals for law reform
Parental leave schemes
Key elements
Default scheme
Remedies

Time off for dependants
Right is unpaid
Filial leave
Who has the right?
Circumstances in which time off may be taken
When is a refusal reasonable?
Remedies

Flexible working
Statutory right to request flexible working
Employers’ duties in respect of requests
Right to be accompanied
Withdrawal of application
Alternative dispute resolution
Complaints to employment tribunals
Remedies
Detriment and unfair dismissal rights
Discrimination claims

Detriment and unfair dismissal
Right not to suffer detriment
Unfair dismissal
Automatically unfair dismissal
Dismissal during statutory leave
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