Maternity & Parental Rights 2015

Practice area: Employment law
ISBN: 9780414049857
Published by IDS

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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
  • Time off for ante-natal care
  • Health and safety protection
  • Maternity leave
  • Returning to work after maternity leave
  • Statutory maternity pay
  • Adoption leave and pay
  • Paternity leave and pay
  • Shared parental leave and pay
  • Administering statutory payments
  • Unpaid parental leave
  • Time off for dependants
  • Detriment and unfair dismissal
  • Discrimination and equal pay
  • Replacement employees