- Employee Legal Awareness Day 2019—improving legal protection for working parents
- Original news
- Women’s options in the existing framework
- The Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010)
- The Maternity and Parental Leave etc Regulations 1999, SI 1999/3312
- What the government plans to change
- Extending SI 1999/3312, reg 10 to those on adoption leave, shared parental leave and longer period of parental leave
- Extending SI 1999/3312, reg 10 redundancy protection to cover the period from the start of the woman’s pregnancy to six months after her return to work
- New challenges to employers
- Tackling pregnancy and maternity discrimination
- Improving awareness
Employment analysis: Navigating the different pieces of legislation that construct the legal ‘safety net’ for working parents is complex, and where there are different laws, it can be easy to overlook one’s rights. In the spirit of Employment Legal Awareness Day 2019, Sarah Fraser Butlin, a barrister specialising in employment law at Cloisters, discusses the government’s consultation on extending protection for pregnant women and new parents against redundancy and the importance of employers and employees being aware of the entitlement to leave and protection available to those who want to balance work with family.
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